Re: load 2.4.x binary only module on 2.6

From: Gene Heskett
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 12:46:07 EST

On Thursday 06 November 2003 11:06, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
>On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:58:15 GMT,
viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx said:
>> On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 04:30:04PM +0100, Marcel Lanz wrote:
>> > I have a binary only module for 2.4.x.
>> > How much work is it to write a kind of wrapper to load an "old"
>> > module on 2.6 ?
>> Unfeasible.
> for a counter-example. Of course, the NVidia
>driver was already built with a wrapper for the 2.4 kernel, so doing
> a 2.6 version wasn't too bad.
It may be there, and I may have a copy of it, but it won't install if
I'm running 2.6.0-test9-mm2.

>It's really going to depend on which kernel interfaces the module
> actually uses, and what the module is doing.

Cheers, Gene
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