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Old 08-10-2006, 12:58 AM   #1
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make only specific module is kernel source tree

I wish to make only a particular module in the kernel source tree.

Say for example, i want to build only drivers/net/e100 module.
how i can do with existing makefiles(default)

Is there any way to mention only to build e100 module while building modules.

Distribution: fedora core 2

Old 08-10-2006, 02:52 AM   #2
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If the module is part of your current kernel's tree you can run:

insmod <>

And insert the module into the running kernel. But, you can't take modules that are from a different kernel tree than your running kernel. I shouldn't say "can't". You can try. You need to compile the module with gcc:

gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -c e100.c -I/usr/src/linux-uname -r/include

Then, you have to insert the module into the running kernel with:

insmod e100.o (or e100.ko for 2.6 kernels)

If this is a network card module you need to do:

ifup eth0

and then you should have network access.
Old 08-16-2006, 10:05 AM   #3
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make only specific module in kernel tree

i got the answer.
go to the kernel source tree and have

make modules SUBDIRS=drivers/net/e100

it will make only e100 driver
replace e100 with the directry name U want to build.

Thanks for your replies.


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