modutils and 2.4 kernel broken?

yan seiner yan at
Tue Dec 20 09:10:50 UTC 2005

Robin Farine wrote:

>It has to do with kernel headers and glibc. ARM 2.6 kernels do not 
>define values for the query_module and create_module system calls 
This particular issue was occurring with a modified 2.4.26 kernel; I 
know some code from the 2.6 kernels was backported so it's possible 
that's what was happening.

>In general, header files from a specific kernel version should be 
>used only when building kernel modules for this kernel version. To 
>build user-space applications which must run with many kernel 
>versions, a special set of kernel headers such as those the 
>linux-kernel-headers Debian package provides should be used.
This seems to conflict with the docs for building glibc that I read over 
the weekend.... Not that I am an expert - it took me all weekend to get 
a working toolset - but ISTR the docs saying that you should use the 
most recent kernel headers you can; I used 2.6.14 and that seemed to 
work....  I'd be interested in finding some docs for building glibc/gcc....


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