Re: reiserfs NET=n build error
From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Nov 19 2006 - 09:15:11 EST
On Sat, Nov 18, 2006 at 08:22:06PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> With CONFIG_NET=n and REISERFS_FS=m (randconfig), kernel build ends with
> Kernel: arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage is ready (#15)
> Building modules, stage 2.
> MODPOST 137 modules
> WARNING: "csum_partial" [fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.ko] undefined!
> make: *** [__modpost] Error 1
> make: *** [modules] Error 2
> on both 2.6.19-rc6 and 2.6.19-rc6-git2.
> Looks like arch/x86_64/lib/lib.a is not being linked into the
> final kernel image for some reason. lib.a does contain csum_partial.
The bug is in arch/x86_64/lib/Makefile:
The problem is that lib-y objects only get linked into the kernel image
when they are used in the kernel image.
Therefore, an EXPORT_SYMBOL in a lib-y object is a bug.
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