Re: cannot load *any* modules with 2.4 kernel

From: George Nychis
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 03:05:42 EST

Thanks for all the help Willy,

Nothing from the grep:
[root@emu-5 net]# grep 8390.o /lib/modules/2.4.32/modules.dep
[root@emu-5 net]#

Exact list:

Grepping 2 or 3:
[root@emu-5 net]# grep enable_irq /proc/ksyms
c010a5e0 enable_irq_R__ver_enable_irq
c0343610 matroxfb_enable_irq_R__ver_matroxfb_enable_irq
[root@emu-5 net]# grep printk /proc/ksyms
c011aee0 printk_R__ver_printk
[root@emu-5 net]# grep kmalloc /proc/ksyms
c0132c60 kmalloc_R__ver_kmalloc
c03c07e0 sock_kmalloc_R__ver_sock_kmalloc

binutils version: 20040927
gcc: 3.4.2 20041017

My .config can be found here:

And I will try taking out CONFIG_MODVERSIONS support and let you know
how it goes!

By the way, i'm not keen on inserting 8390.o into the kernel, it was
simply the first thing i saw in my /lib/modules/2.4.32 directory, my
goal is to get any module at all to insert, because it seems none will

Thanks again!

Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 08:05:55PM -0400, George Nychis wrote:
>> Okay, so heres what I did. I downloaded modutils version 2.4.27 and
>> extracted it to /usr/local/modutils
>> Then in my 2.4.32 kernel's Makefile, I changed the DEPMOD variable to
>> point to /usr/local/modutils/sbin/depmod
>> Then I build the kernel with:
>> make dep && make bzImage modules modules_install && make install
>> So then my initrd gets generated, I reboot to the 2.4.32 kernel, and
>> thats where i'm at now.
>> So then for instance I goto /lib/modules/2.4.32/net and do:
>> /usr/local/modutils/sbin/insmod 8390.o
>> and I see all those unresolved symbols
> Hmmm 8390.o needs crc32.o (or maybe you built it into your kernel).
> Could you please :
> - grep 8390.o /lib/modules/2.4.32/modules.dep
> - post the exact list of unresolved symbols that insmod outputs
> - grep 2 or 3 of them in /proc/ksyms (eg: printk)
> - post your .config so that we can find a way to reproduce your problem.
>> So maybe now that you have more info, we can figure something out.
> By the time you do this, it would also be interesting to retry without
> CONFIG_MODVERSIONS. Oh, and please report your gcc and binutils versions
> so that we can be as close as possible to your conditions when trying
> to reproduce.
>> Thanks!
>> George
> Regards,
> willy
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