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Old 04-06-2002, 01:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Compiling Kernal Error

I am running RedHat 7.1 with linux 2.4.2. Added second processor to my Gateway 6400 server which I am using as my workstation. I executed cat /proc/cpuinfo which only showed processor 0. Assuming that this means that only the first processor is in use by the OS, using make xconfig I insured that the SMP option is 'yes'.
1. Ran make dep
Received message md5sum: Warning 12 out of 12 computed checksums did NOT match
2. Ran make clear
without errors
3. Ran make clean
without errors
4. Ran make bzImage
Some warning about indirect call with *
5. Ran make modules
after the gcc _D_KERNAL ... statement
In file included from /usr/src/linux-2.4.2/include/linux/spinlock.h:35
from /usr/src/linux-2.4.2/include/linux/module.h:11,
from dummy.c:34
error messages of the type and multiples of
"nondigits in number and not hexadecimal"
"parse error before 'some hex nbr'"
"`printK_R_ver_str' declared as function returns a function"
in spinlock.h and modules.h
make[2]: ***[dummy.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving dir /usr/src/linux-2.4.2/drivers/net
make[1]: ***[modsubdir_net] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving dir /usr/src/linux-2.4.2/drivers
make: ***[_mod_drivers] Error 2

I sure hope that this makes sense to someone . I would think that the kernal compile would be straight forward as it an important process. Therefore I was surprised, "don't know why", when problems arose.


Cheer Up, Things Could Be Worse! So I Cheered Up - And Sure Enough, Things Got Worse . . .
Old 04-06-2002, 02:38 PM   #2
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Try a little script - buildkernel - it gets the latest stable kernel and does everything from there. It puts an extra entry into LILO, so you dont have to worry about being totally screwed up.
It worked fine for me to to get a workable kernel. Afterwards you can always go and change whatever you feel like.
Old 04-06-2002, 04:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help . . . Jdr
Old 04-06-2002, 04:09 PM   #4
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pls. let me know if if it worked for you or not!


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