David Kesselring wrote:
Can someone please confirm that loading and unloading of kernel modules is
functioning in the 2.4 release?
When I try to load a wlan module that I compiled (with mipsel-*) I get
relocation errors. I used the same options as I did to compile the kernel
(for MIPS Malta board). If you have any ideas, please let me know.
Works for me.
Using gcc 3.3.1 to compile modules, I had to upgrade to modutils-2.4.25
and apply this patch to them:
On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 14:09:24 -0700,
David Daney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Anyhow, I encountered a small problem trying to load a module compiled
with gcc-3.3.1. The module has dwarf debugging info and could not be
loaded by insmod. This patch causes MIPS_DWARF sections to be treated
in the same manner as MIPS_DEBUG sections.
Also there was a fall through in the case statement that caused error
messages to be printed twice for "Unhandled section header type".
Thanks. I already have an equivalent patch in my development tree
(from Alvaro Martinez Echevarria). It is waiting for me to get some
time to release modutils 2.4.26.
--- 25.5/obj/obj_mips.c Fri, 01 Mar 2002 11:39:06 +1100 kaos
(modutils-2.4/c/10_obj_mips.c 1.4 644)
+++ 26.2(w)/obj/obj_mips.c Sat, 05 Apr 2003 08:36:33 +1000 kaos
(modutils-2.4/c/10_obj_mips.c 1.5 644)
@@ -74,7 +74,8 @@ arch_load_proc_section(struct obj_sectio
- /* Actually these two sections are as useless as something can be ... */
+ case SHT_MIPS_DWARF:
+ /* Ignore debugging sections */
sec->contents = NULL;
@@ -83,10 +84,10 @@ arch_load_proc_section(struct obj_sectio
- case SHT_MIPS_DWARF:
/* These shouldn't ever be in a module file. */
error("Unhandled section header type: %08x", sec->header.sh_type);
+ return -1;
/* We don't even know the type. This time it might as well be a