trying to build the OMSA kernel modules

Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists tpo2 at
Tue Jul 5 14:23:58 CDT 2005

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Pauli Borodulin wrote:

> tman_dell at wrote:
>> The modules are built by Dell and you only get the module binary.
> This is not true, at least not for OMSA 4.3 and 4.4. Part of the driver
> modules are distributed as source code, part in precompiled object files.
> > The
>> modules are very specific to the kernel versions they work on.
> Modules are. But the precompiled object files aren't. CONFIG_REGPARM has
> to be enabled in the kernel, tho'. I found out that compiling OMSA
> driver modules with kernel without CONFIG_REGPARM enabled ended up in
> crash when loading the modules.
>> The conversion from a RPM to a .deb just means you can use the Debian
>> package management tools.  It doesn't recompile the modules themselves
>> as the source is not included and isn't available.
> With OMSA 4.3 and 4.4, user is able to compile the module himself --
> module API part is in the source code, precompiled objects are just
> linked in. This works without troubles at least with Linux 2.6.

It looks like you are definitively making my day.... have you had any 
success with 2.4 kernels? I seem to be unable to boot into 2.6 so far.

   Tomas Pospisek -  Linux & Open Source Solutions

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