Kernel 2.4.18-26* upgrade questions

Pottinger, Hardy J. PottingerHJ at
Thu Mar 13 15:11:00 CST 2003

Well, I'm using the new kernel, and tg3 driver, now. However, the ESM module required for much of the functionality of DOMSA is not being compiled for the running kernel. Here's the output of insmod (located at /var/tmp/

/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.7.xbigmem/misc/esm.o: kernel-module version mismatch
        /lib/modules/2.4.18-26.7.xbigmem/misc/esm.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.18-26.7.x
        while this kernel is version 2.4.18-26.7.xbigmem.

Does anyone know how I can get ESM to compile for the bigmem kernel? Thanks.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pottinger, Hardy J. 
> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 2:35 PM
> To: Linux-PowerEdge at
> Subject: Kernel 2.4.18-26* upgrade questions
> Hi, I'd like to upgrade to the latest 2.4.18-26 kernel, but 
> I'd like to ensure that the upgrade goes as smoothly as 
> possible, since this is a production machine. I understand 
> that I'll need to switch from the bcm5700 driver to the tg3 
> driver, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I'm also 
> pretty sure that DOMSA will no longer work until I can 
> recompile/reinstall a new version that will work with the new 
> kernel... but I'm not entirely sure how to do that, either. 
> Are there any other gotchas I'm missing? I'll be using the 
> bigmem version, will DOMSA compile for that?
> Possibly helpful information on this machine: PE6650, RH 7.2, 
> current kernel is 2.4.9-34enterprise.
> If there's anyone out there who could help me navigate 
> through this upgrade, I'm sure others on the list might like 
> to see an overview of the process, as well. Would it be worth 
> it to include a general version in the FAQ? Is this 
> information already in the FAQ and I'm missing it?
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