Re: can't compile 2.4.16

From: Michael P. Soulier (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 11:45:05 EST

On 14/12/01 Ben Carrell did speaketh:

> If you look at the 2.4.17-pre6 changelog you will see:
> - Create __devexit_p() function and use that on
> drivers which need it to make it possible to
> use newer binutils (Keith Owens)
> It comes from using the latest binutils, let me guess - you run debian
> sid? :) If you wish to compile 2.4.16, you need to downgrade binutils
> ...or try a pre-patch starting with 2.4.17-pre6

    Someone on the Debian list mentioned that enabling CONFIG_HOTPLUG work fix
the problem too, and it did. So, the kernel is a little bigger than desired,
but no biggy.


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