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Old 12-29-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
Hex29A
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Kernel compile problems with "mm"


Hello!
I've tried a couple, or no, seemes more like a fifteen twenty times to compile my own kernel. I wanted to try the "bootsplash" thing and get vmware to work. I downloaded the 2.4.23 kernel and deployed the patches on the bootsplash.org site and chosed the right (or what I thouhgt was the right) options. the latest error I get is when I tailed a nohup from the compilation:

"filemap.c:620: error: redefinition of `filemap_fdatawrite'
filemap.c:577: error: `filemap_fdatawrite' previously defined here
filemap.c:1842: error: redefinition of `do_generic_direct_read'
filemap.c:1831: error: `do_generic_direct_read' previously defined here
make[2]: *** [filemap.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.23/mm'
make[1]: *** [first_rule] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.23/mm'
make: *** [_dir_mm] Error 2"

I've searched a bit on google and here, but can't come up with a good answer.. anyone who could help..? I really, just for once want to run a homebrewed kernel..


by the way, I run debian 3.0 with the sarge packages...

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Old 12-29-2003, 09:49 PM   #2
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In your sequence of compile commands do you have a make clean? make clean cleans out the trash from previous compiles before you attempt the next compile. If you don't have a make clean step then you can get wierd errors like yours on every compile after the first.

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Old 12-31-2003, 06:33 AM   #3
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thanks for your answer.. I manage to get it all to work by deleteing the whole src dir. and started from scratch again, applying the patches and so on. I guess it takes some tries to get a hang of it
 
  


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