[DRBD-user] Re: drbd 8.0.2/3 doesn't load under kernel 2.6.21

Maurice Volaski mvolaski at aecom.yu.edu
Wed Jun 13 05:38:17 CEST 2007

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

It turns out I was adding the web100 patch (http://www.web100.org) to 
the 2.6.21 kernel and that's what causes the symbol resolving problem 
below. Adding the corresponding version of the web100 patch to the 
2.6.20 kernel makes this problem appear there as well. On fresh 
versions of the kernel, this problem does not occur. At the moment, 
it's not possible to have a current kernel that contains both drbd 
and web100.

>On a 64-bit Gentoo system with Gentoo's 2.6.21 kernel, drbd 8.0.2/3 
>complains when I try to load the module:
>[  134.141363] drbd: Unknown symbol cn_fini
>[  134.141399] drbd: Unknown symbol cn_init
>It works fine when I compile it and load in the previous kernel 
>version, 2.6.20 and the symbols are present in the map file
>./System.map-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.21-gentoo-r2:ffffffff802935aa t cn_fini
>./System.map-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.21-gentoo-r2:ffffffff8029362a t cn_init
>I am c'cing the kernel mailing list because this appears to be a 
>problem with how any module accesses symbols in the kernel, not just 
>drbd. Source was compiled with Gentoo gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.5-r3.


Maurice Volaski, mvolaski at aecom.yu.edu
Computing Support, Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

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