Re: Support for building individual .ko's would be nice :-)

From: Axel Weiss
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 17:59:43 EST

On Tuesday 20 April 2004 20:59, Pekka Pietikainen wrote:
> I was told you're the man to bug about this :-)
> Having a slow box, a vendor kernel (+ kernel-source package with config
> for it) and a need to modify one line of a module, recompile it,
> replace existing module with it and continue business as usual
> made me notice kbuild doesn't seem to have a facility for this.
> What would be nice is (say)
> cp configs/xxx-i686.config .config
> emacs drivers/media/dvb/frontends/ves1820.c
> make drivers/media/dvb/frontends/ves1820.ko

Never tried before, but I would suggest to run
make M=drivers/media/dvb/frontends
at this place.

> cp ves1820.ko /lib/modules/...
save your old module first!

> rmmod ves1820; modprobe ves1820
rmmod ves1820
lsmod # module unloaded?
modprobe ves1820

> Or am I missing something obvious that let me get just that one .ko
> without recompiling just about everything? (.o is easy, but that's
> not very useful :-) )

BTW: (asking the experts here) is it legal to hack a module like this??

I'd prefer to compile the whole thing (over night)!


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