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edman007 02-17-2004 02:10 PM

can i compile just one kernel module whithout recompiling the whole kernel?
 
so can i compile just one kernel module whithout recompiling the whole kernel? last time i compiled the kernel i forgot to add the appletalk module(witch i need), is there any way i can compile just that one module without recompiling the whole kernel

Rounan 02-17-2004 02:49 PM

short answer:
no.

Longer answer:
If you have enabled a section of the kernel config, say sound, and you already have some drivers in there but want to add another one, you MAY be able to get away with just
make modules
make modules_install

But I don't know about appletalk. Best to just recompile.

--Rounan

edman007 02-17-2004 02:56 PM

all well, guess i'm recompiling

quatsch 02-17-2004 03:05 PM

if you don't do things like make mrproper or make clean, the recompile will probably skip those things that have already been compiled the last time around even if you do make bzImage and make modules.


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