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Old 03-03-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
mushmaster
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strange kernel compile error


i'm trying to compile a 2.6.11 linux kernel from kernel.org.

sometime late in the compile, i get this:

DOCPROC Documentation/DocBook/kernel-api.sgml
Use of uninitialized value in join or string at /usr/src/linux-2.6.11/scripts/ke
rnel-doc line 369, <IN> line 698.
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/lib/string.c): no structured comments found
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/mm/slab.c:2773): No description found for paramete
r 'unused'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1381): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1593): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1700): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1832): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1857): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1943): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1965): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/kernel/sysctl.c:1987): No description found for pa
rameter 'ppos'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/fs/super.c:152): No description found for paramete
r 'sb'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/include/linux/skbuff.h:283): No description found
for parameter 'sp'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/include/linux/skbuff.h:283): No description found
for parameter 'local_df'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/include/linux/skbuff.h:283): No description found
for parameter 'tc_verd'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/include/linux/skbuff.h:283): No description found
for parameter 'tc_classid'
Error(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/include/linux/skbuff.h:936): cannot understand proto
type: '#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_DEV_ALLOC_SKB '
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/net/core/skbuff.c:1472): No description found for
parameter 'skb'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/net/core/skbuff.c:1472): No description found for
parameter 'skb1'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/net/core/skbuff.c:1472): No description found for
parameter 'len'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/drivers/net/8390.c:1006): No description found for
parameter 'size'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/arch/i386/kernel/irq.c): no structured comments found
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c:624): No description found for parameter 'tags'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c:1973): No description found for parameter 'bio'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/drivers/video/fbmem.c:1221): No description foundfor parameter 'name'
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/drivers/video/fbmem.c:1221): No description foundfor parameter 'option'
Error(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/drivers/video/fbmem.c:1265): cannot understand prototype: 'const char *global_mode_option; '
Warning(/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c): no structured comments found
make[4]: *** [Documentation/DocBook/kernel-api.sgml] Error 1
make[3]: *** [mandocs] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.11'
make[2]: *** [real_stamp_doc] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.11'
make[1]: *** [stamp-doc] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.11'
make: *** [stamp-buildpackage] Error 2


?????

did i do something wrong?

i'm running debian and tried to use 'make-kpkg buildpackage' to make a .deb kernel image as is explained here: http://www.desktop-linux.net/debkernel.htm

Last edited by mushmaster; 03-03-2005 at 02:40 PM.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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I don't think you did something wrong. The 2.6.11 is maybe incomplete. I've had problems since kernel 2.6.9, and some really strange problems too. I think the kernel developers should slow down a bit and rethink the code.
Oh, btw... have you checked if you have some kind of SGML parser? it seems to be complaining about it...
 
Old 03-03-2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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odd. the 2.6.11 is supposed to be the most recent "stable" release at kernel.org. i've compiled kernels before using the same method i'm using now without trouble, the last one being a 2.6.10. i did, however, reinstall the system since then (hence the new kernel compiling). what is an SGML parser?

if i can't get this to work (and it probably won't be worth it unless someone can point to a simple solution), is there a way that i can work the configuration i just put together into a 2.6.10 kernel, and then build it?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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i think this only happens if you do
make htmldocs

try to compile your own kernel and skip the kpkg thing is what i would do
i see lots of posts where kpkg doesn't work
 
Old 03-22-2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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That might do it, because the SGML parser is only used to generate documentation, AFAIK.
Good luck and happy hacking
 
  


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