Debian OMSA

Sean McAvoy sean.mcavoy at
Fri May 21 13:01:00 CDT 2004

Hello Charlie,
I'm still having troubles building a usable module(i.e. no unresolved 
symbols), could it be some option in .config that could cause this 
I went as far as setting up a fresh debian install on a PE1600sc, 
downloaded linux-2.4.26.tar.gz from, copied my existing 
.config  into the root of the kernel source tree. I then ran `make-kpkg 
--append_to_version --revision 3 buildpackage kernel_image 
kernel_source kernel_headers`
then sym linked /usr/src/linux-2.4.26 -> /usr/src/linux-2.4. I then 
installed the kernel-image package
rebooted, installed dellomsa-drivers and it built the module, but it 
has unresolved symbols (local_bh_enable and local_bh_disable)

could you possibly send contents of 
/usr/lib/dell/openmanage/omsa/drivers/open_src/esm_log so I can compare 
it to my own? Thanks in advance.

On 21-May-04, at 7:31 AM, Charlie Orford wrote:

> Sean McAvoy wrote:
>> I'm having trouble building even using 4.90-3825. It builds the esm.o 
>> module, but I still get unresolved symbols (local_bh_enable and 
>> local_bh_disable).
>> Other than making sure /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc and 
>> /usr/src/linux-2.4 are symlinked to the source tree, was there 
>> anything special you had to do to get it to build a usable module? 
>> Thanks.
> <snip>
> I have just removed the currently installed 4.90-3825 version
> and installed the latest release (4.120-3925) and it works as 
> advertised here. I haven't had to do anything funky with my source 
> trees. /usr/src/linux is symed to /usr/src/linux-2.4.26 and 
> /lib/modules/2.4.26 exists as its own directory.
> This is a vanilla install of debian (woody), running a vanilla 2.4.26 
> kernel from
> Is there anything else I can check/report on that might help?
> Charlie
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