Re: makeing a loadable module

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 17:39:54 EST

On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 11:28:48PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> I found some code I can play with/hack/etc, in the form of a loadable
> module and some testing driver programs, in 'dpci8255.tar.gz'.
> Unforch its for a slightly different card than the one I have, and
> once I've hacked the code to suit, I need to rebuild it.
> So whats the gcc command line to make just a bare, loadable module for
> say a 2.4.25 kernel? Obviously I'm missing something when it
> complains and quits, claiming there is no 'main' defined, which I
> don't think modules actually have one of those?
> What I'm trying to do (hey, no big dummy jokes please :)
> [root@coyote dist]# cc -o dpci8255.o dpci8255lib.c
> /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/3.3.3/../../../crt1.o(.text+0x18):
> In function `_start':
> : undefined reference to `main'
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Create a small Makefile:
echo obj-m := dpci8255.o > Makefile

And use:

This will give you the correct gcc commandline - adopted to actual
configuration of the kernel.
Any other way to compile a module is br0ken.

For 2.6 the above syntax works as well, but simpler versions exists.

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