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Re: Some Question about the kernel module on MIPS64

To: ???? <guangxing@ict.ac.cn>
Subject: Re: Some Question about the kernel module on MIPS64
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 16:26:11 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, angela <jhyang@ict.ac.cn>, xie@ict.ac.cn
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On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 10:13:58AM +0800, ???? wrote:

>    1) I want to know if the linux for mips64 support the customer's
>       kernel module .if yes, is there any modutils i can use?And how
>       can i get it.

There is currently no module support for mips64.

>    2) I have written a simplest simplest kernel module for linux for
>       mips64 (only the init()and cleanup() we can see,and we do nothing.)
>       and with the crossing compiling tool it is ok.One thing confused
>       me is that it can be "insmod" in the linux for mips32, but when we
>       try to "insmod" in the linux for mips64, we get the following error:
> [root@(none) root]# insmod try.o
> init_module: Invalid module header size.
> A new version of the modutils is likely needed.

True.

> try.o: init_module: Invalid argument
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
> including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
> Of course we do the above works in the same hardware platform .
> Is there any thing I should pay attention to when I compile the Kernel
> Module or the linux for mips64? Eagering your help!!

The problem isn't the kernel but modutils which don't support kernel
modules for 64-bit kernels.

  Ralf

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