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Bug 84304 - Unable to compile kernel from kernel-source-2.4.18-24.8.0
Summary: Unable to compile kernel from kernel-source-2.4.18-24.8.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-14 07:35 UTC by Matt Swanson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-06-08 02:11:41 UTC

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Description Matt Swanson 2003-02-14 07:35:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
If more detail is required please let me know - I have my .config file available
and can specifically replicate the errors -- If you make mrproper, copy a
default config file from configs (i686 uniprocessor in my case) to the top level
directory and make oldconfig dep clean bzImage modules -- the compilation will
die at various points in the modules phase. I have removed all the offending
items but now my vmware modules will not compile against the new kernel I have
built - a problem with the bridge.c file, line 653 too many parameters. This is
a common error I found during the compile problems -- too many parameters and
then a fatal error.I do not understand how the kernel could have been built
against these sources as a default build fails. Problems specifically with the
ieee1394 modules, gigabit network modules, AFS filesystem - all enabled by
default. The only mitigating factor is that I have commented out my
"extraversion" info in my top level Makefile and changed the patch to 1824 -
this is required as the ng-wlan drivers will not compile against a RH kernel
with extraversioning enabled. I have no problems with kernel-2.4.18-19.8.0, it
all works great. Problem has only arisen since 2.4.18-24 was released.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Follow RedHats instructions on compiling a custom kernel - use make oldconfig
or make menuconfig - problem still occurs.

Actual Results:  make modules failed.

Expected Results:  make modules should have worked and a working kernel should
have resulted.

Additional info:

See bug description

Comment 1 max 2003-03-05 11:45:04 UTC
Had same problems, solved them by issuing 
make clean
make mrproper

then loading a default configuration in configs/
I just compiled again after editing the configuration, still have to check the
kernel, but beware that 

make install 

fails at some point and you have to make a dir to install the kernel (other bug

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