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

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 14:16:19 EST

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, David Woodhouse wrote:

> said:
> > Only for stand-alone machines which only ever compile and run one
> > kernel. You don't need a data center to violate that, you just need
> > the fairly usual three-boxes home network (one of which is mainly a
> > router/firewall which has no development environment if only for
> > security reasons, or because it's a scavenged '486).
> Er, if it has no development environment, why are you bitching about the
> fact that it's not possible to compile kernel modules on it?
> The box which holds your firewall's kernel source can be used to compile
> extra out-of-tree modules. The directory /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build,
> while a reasonable _default_ for out-of-tree modules to use, should
> generally be overridable with a directory specified by yourself.

`uname -r` is the kernel version of the running kernel. It is NOT by magic
the kernel version of the kernel you are building...

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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