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Re: [discuss] [PATCH] fix module loading with 32-bit modutils

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 01:21:30AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> As noticed by various people before, it is currently not possible to
> load kernel modules when using a 32 bit distribution with an amd64
> (2.4.x) kernel, nor is it possible to install 64 bit modutils if you
> want to be able to fall back to a 32 bit kernel.

The usual way was to install a script that selects between them
based on uname output.

> The problem is fixed on all other 64 bit architectures, so it is
> relatively straightforward to port this. The kernel changes
> are simply copied from sparc64 and work fine.

How do you catch old modutils trying to load a 32bit module?


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