Re: 2.4.19pre8aa2

From: Eyal Lebedinsky (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 08:38:59 EST

Keith Owens wrote:
> On Sun, 05 May 2002 17:40:56 +1000,
> Eyal Lebedinsky <> wrote:
> >You are right, it is not the unresolved that caused it but the non
> >ELF objects in there (it used not to care before):
> >
> ># /sbin/depmod-2.4.15 -ae ; echo $?
> >depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.19-pre8-aa2/ksyms is not an ELF file
> >depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.19-pre8-aa2/soundconf is not an ELF file
> >1
> All versions of depmod for 2.4 have always returned errors for invalid
> objects in /lib/modules, that check has not changed since modutils
> 2.4.0. modutils has not changed, somebody is storing extra text files
> in /lib/modules without telling modutils. Don't do that.
> Who created the ksyms and soundconf files?

I do. Since I have many kernels built, my build script copies the
important bits into there. I have done this for many years now
(as can be seen by the ancient 'soundconf' still being copied)
without any problems. /lib/modules is the only per-kernel area
on my machine and it is the most natural place to keep these files.

The failure started showing up only later in 2.4, I do not remember
exactly when but it is many months ago now. The 'not an ELF' message
was non fatal until then. I was pretty much keeping up with the
modutils releases.

Eyal Lebedinsky ( <>
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