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Old 02-20-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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i want to compile and load a module into kernel

i want to build & insert a multi-file(C ) module into the kernel and get it working....could someone please tell me what are the steps to be a newbie guys please explain in detail....( with the commands to be used and the parameters).....

and by the way...what is a simple terms..?

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Old 02-20-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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If whoever wrote the module knows what they're doing, then:
cd <module source directory>
make install
insmod <module name>

... that's assuming your kernel is properly set up to accept the module. It would help if you could give more background about what you're trying to do and why.

A makefile is basically a script that does everything necessary to compile a piece of software. It is usually modified or generated by the ./configure script, which detects a bunch of stuff on your system and decides what to do about it.

Old 02-20-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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If you're doing a 'make menuconfig' to generate the kernel image, if it's part of the kernel:

M = Install as a module
* = Bulild in

So assumedly you'd want your setup to look like:
[*] Name Of Your Module

Old 02-21-2004, 11:17 AM   #4
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thanks for the prompt replies......
i am actually writing a filesystem module ( im modifying an existing one) there are around 8 .c files kept in a directory with a do i compile them and load into the kernel...?I want to treat this module as an individual one without actually worrying that it is a modified module on an existing one.....please help.....


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