Re: [LINUX-KERNEL] Problem loading any custom driver

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 23:50:43 EST

On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 20:42 -0700, Libershteyn, Vladimir wrote:
> Greetings,
> I need a help on understanding and possible resolution on a problem I have while trying to load driver(s) to a server running Linux_IA32_RH_EL4_Update3 either AS or WS
> I have a few (actually four) device drivers for different type of devices.
> These drivers compile and run fine on any 2.4.x kernels for both desktops/workstations and servers.
> The same drivers run fine on desktops/workstations and on slected servers, like IA64 Itanium servers, AMD64 servers, however I can't make it run on IA32 servers.
> I've noticed one common among all IA32 servers drivers won't run. All of them have dual processors motherboard with only one processor installed.
> The actual problem is: the first kernel function call from the driver (I'm running "insmod drivername" that calls driver_init function) cause kernel to panic.
> I believe the problem is either with kernel configuration/setup or with development environment configuration/setup.
> Any help/ideas are greatly appretiated. Below are part of a source code and related part of /var/log/messages. Please let me know if more information needed
> Regards,

you forgot to put a URL to your source code.......

however it strongly points towards a broken Makefile on your side.... if
we'd have that URL I could say for sure ..

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