Bug 76920 - compiling kernel failed.
Summary: compiling kernel failed.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-29 13:38 UTC by Jean-Jacques Sarton
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:08 UTC

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Description Jean-Jacques Sarton 2002-10-29 13:38:30 UTC
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Description of problem:
Output from gcc
gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-17.7.x/include -Wall
-Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common
-fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -DMODULE
-DMODVERSIONS -include /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-17.7.x/include/linux/modversions.h
 -nostdinc -I /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/include
-DKBUILD_BASENAME=sis_mm  -c -o sis_mm.o sis_mm.c
In file included from sis_mm.c:33:
/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-17.7.x/include/linux/sisfb.h:116: floating constant
exponent has no digits
sis_mm.c:87: warning: implicit declaration of function `sis_malloc_Ra3329ed5'
sis_mm.c:94: warning: implicit declaration of function `sis_free_Rced25333'
make[3]: *** [sis_mm.o] Fehler 1

The declaration:
extern void sis_malloc(struct sis_memreq *req);
was translated by cpp in:

The kernel source was donwnloaded and the file
linux*/configs/kernel-2.4.18-i686.config was copied to
after issuing make dep and make dep, some files was compiled correctly
and finnally the reported error was generated. Trying to compile again
produced the same errors.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
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Additional info:

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2002-10-29 13:41:34 UTC
This looks like missing make mrproper.

Comment 2 Jean-Jacques Sarton 2002-10-29 13:50:59 UTC
make mrproper was called.
The process of building was done more times. unpacking the rpm file,
calling make  mrproper, copying the config file, calling make dep and then
make modules.

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:08 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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