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Re: custom kernel compilation

On Sun, Aug 26, 2001 at 07:45:02PM -0500, burningclown@westhost43.westhost.com wrote:
> All,
> I'm trying to compile what is essentially a custom kernel (2.4.8);
> however, the only thing I'm -certain- I want to customize is module
> version support ... I need this to be disabled (I'm working through the
> 2nd ed. of O'Reilly's "Device Drivers" book).
> After prepping to assure that I'm not gonna wind up with an expensive
> ottoman once I do this, I fired up make menuconfig. To be sure, most of
> the available options are things about which it can be truly said that I
> *just don't know* whether I want to enable them or not!
> But in the sub-menu "Loadable Module Support" there is an option - on by
> default - that reads "Set version information on all module symbols." I'm
> guessing that THIS is the puppy I want to set to off, but ... I'm just
> checking.
> Can someone confirm? Thank you so much.

That would be it. As for the other stuff, read the help
dialogs. They really are quite helpful. You may want to keep
your original kernel available in case your new one doesn't
work, though. Temporarily setting up an option in lilo to
load your original kernel is easiest. Otherwise you would
need to use your rescue disk or some such thing.

John Patton                      patton66@home.com

"Let us have faith that right make might; and in that faith,
let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand
it." - Abraham Lincoln

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