Debian OMSA

Sean McAvoy sean.mcavoy at
Fri May 21 15:26:02 CDT 2004

Well now luck getting it working cleanly, but I did manage to find out  
When I used 4.71, the module was built cleanly and loaded fine. When I  
removed the dellomsa-drivers
it did not unload esm.o nor delete it. This causes the dellomsa-drivers  
4.9 (not sure about 4.12, but more then
likely the same) to install successfully as it detects the esm module  
Which would explain why users upgrading from 4.71 would experience no  
Thanks for the esm_log Charlie

Can anyone comment on the significance of using esm.o from 4.71 with  
newer dellomsa, or any benefits of using the newer over the older.


On 21-May-04, at 3:54 PM, Charlie Orford wrote:

> Sean McAvoy wrote:
>> 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  
>> problem?
>> 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.
> Hi Sean,
> This is the contents of my esm_log:
> Also, this is the exact history of the commands I ran to remove my old  
> dellomsa version and install the latest vers (the same one you are  
> trying to install):
>   517  cd /usr/src
>   518  wget  
> -3925_i386.deb
>   519  wget  
> -3925_i386.deb
>   520  dpkg -r dellomsa-drivers
>   521  dpkg -r dellomsa
>   522  dpkg -i dellomsa-drivers_4.120-3925_i386.deb
>   523  dpkg -i dellomsa_4.120-3925_i386.deb
>   524  dellomsa start
> The only difference I can spot between myself and you is that I  
> symlinked /usr/src/linux-2.4.26 -> /usr/src/linux
> whereas you symlinked /usr/src/linux-2.4.26 -> /usr/src/linux-2.4
> I suppose it is possible that some .config option is causing it but I  
> have no idea how you would go about finding which one(s) it could be.
> Charlie
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