Re: ANN: LKMB (Linux Kernel Module Builder) version 0.1.16

From: Shlomi Fish (
Date: Fri Jan 17 2003 - 12:00:58 EST

Wow! My first patch suggestion! Thanks.

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, David Woodhouse wrote:

> > print MAKEFILE "CFLAGS = -I/usr/src/linux/include -O2 -Wall -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -fno-common -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2\n\n";
> That's broken. you need to get the proper kernel CFLAGS, and you shouldn't
> assume there's anything useful in /usr/src/linux.

Ahah. What do you suggest me to do instead? The LKMB package needs to
compile on every system it was intended to. It's still a source package
that has to compile on any GNU system that has the Linux kernel headers.

> Use "/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build" as a default kernel directory, but
> allow it to be overridden somehow from the command line. Then do something
> like...
> make -C $(LINUXDIR) SUBDIRS=`pwd` modules
> ... to build your module. That way, all the kernel build stuff will be
> correct; it'll be just as if you were in a normal subdirectory of the
> kernel tree during a 'make modules' run.

Do you mean I'll need a live Linux kernel to build the kernel module

I'm not a big kbuild expert and it show.


        Shlomi Fish

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