Trying to build Intel ANS... failing!

Basil Hussain basil.hussain at
Wed Aug 15 07:53:01 CDT 2001


I'm hoping someone can help me with a problem I'm having trying to install
Intel's Advanced Networking Services on a dual-cpu Poweredge 1550 running
RedHat 7.0 (factory-installed).

As far as I can tell, I have the current version of the e100 Intel network
card drivers (1.2.1) and the current version of ANS (1.3.34).

The problem occurs when I try to load the ians.o module using 'insmod'. I
just get a bunch of errors about unresolved symbols. I take this to mean
that it hasn't been built properly in the first place.

Initially, I did have some trouble getting it to build, as the make process
complained that the kernel sources didn't match the kernel actually running
(it's running 2.2.16-22enterprise), but this seemed to be because it was
trying to use the UP sources, rather than SMP sources:

Makefile:127: ***
Makefile:132: *** Warning: kernel source configuration (UP)
Makefile:133: *** does not match running kernel (SMP)
Makefile:135: *** Continuing with build,
Makefile:136: *** resulting driver may not be what you want
Makefile:137: ***

(The output above is simply the first few lines - lots of other errors
follow. I can post the complete error log from the make process if anyone

But, there were a couple of options you could give the make process:

SMP=[0/1]         compile with smp disabled/enabled
MODVERSIONS=[0/1] compile with modeversions disabled/enabled
 (Default values are taken from the kernel headers)

So, I tried again (after a 'make clean') with the option of SMP=1. The build
yields no errors this time, apart from this single warning:

{standard input}: Assembler messages:
{standard input}:9: Warning: Ignoring changed section attributes for

I have no idea what this means. And, the module still doesn't work with the
same bunch of errors about unreolved symbols.

Does anyone have any ideas what's wrong? Has anyone actually got Intel ANS
working with their Dell server under Linux?


Basil Hussain
Internet Developer, Kodak Weddings
E-Mail: basil.hussain at

P.S. I haven't tried the scripted installation routine yet. If it actually
works, please let me know, as I'm a bit loath to experiment with it, as it
could be doing anything...

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