problems with kernel 2.5.6

Bhasker C V (
Sun, 24 Mar 2002 20:53:35 +0000


I have already complained about kernel 2.5.5 which had probles
compiling raid and lvm modules

the problem is STILL CONTINUING !!!

and newly,
i tried to add ide-scsi emulation also ( for my CD-RW)
and that ended up with this

--- snipped ---
make[2]: Leaving directory
make[1]: Leaving directory
ld -m elf_i386 -T /users/cvb/current/linux-2.5.6/arch/i386/
-e stext arch/i386/kernel/head.o arch/i386/kernel/init_task.o
init/main.o init/version.o init/do_mounts.o \
--start-group \
arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o arch/i386/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o
mm/mm.o fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o \
/users/cvb/current/linux-2.5.6/arch/i386/lib/lib.a \
drivers/parport/driver.o drivers/base/base.o
drivers/char/char.o drivers/block/block.o drivers/misc/misc.o
drivers/net/net.o drivers/media/media.o drivers/char/agp/agp.o
drivers/char/drm/drm.o drivers/ide/idedriver.o drivers/scsi/scsidrv.o
drivers/cdrom/driver.o sound/sound.o drivers/pci/driver.o
drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.o drivers/net/pcmcia/pcmcia_net.o
drivers/pnp/pnp.o drivers/video/video.o drivers/usb/usbdrv.o \
net/network.o \
--end-group \
-o vmlinux
drivers/ide/idedriver.o: In function `ata_module_init':
drivers/ide/idedriver.o(.text.init+0x987): undefined reference to
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1


i went int the directory where the makefile, MAINTAINERS ... files
are present ( i.e the root of the kernel tree ) and
then tried both the 2.5.6 and the pre3 patch

patch =p0 < "path to the unzipped patch file "

and the patch is giving lots of errors

i am not sure if i am doing any mistake in the patching ; as far as i
know this is the proper method of patching the kernel source using the
patch downloaded from

I DID NOT get any response to my previous mail regarding kernel 2.5.5
although th full version of kernel has been removed from the site for
which i was happy - but a reply could have been more better to know if
you are still taking our feedbacks

Linux is a community effort and if i am not being answered then it
makes no sense in building up linux to extent of workd domination over
all other OS !

Bhasker C V

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