[Qtextended] Kernel modules from mwester

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 10:38:56 CEST 2008

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 5:04 PM, Andy Green <andy at openmoko.com> wrote:

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> Nishit Dave wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am using the current kernel for qtexended on FR available from
> > mwester.  I also downloaded the minimal kernel module set from
> > http://moko.mwester.net/dl.html#kernels.
> >
> > The version of the module set and the kernel seems to be matching, but
> > after extracting the modules on my system, I now have two directories
> > under /lib/modules (as I had expected): 2.6.24 (the original kernel) and
> > 2.6.24mw-g291a9d50 (the minimal module set).
> A given kernel is going to look for its modules down only one path.  We
> have been using these build-specific paths in the git build system for
> some time, they eliminate the problem that incorrect modules get loaded
> into kernel space when you change the main kernel binary.  I dunno what
> our packaging side is doing about modules because it's not discussed
> anywhere that I read.
> Anyway it's good news mwester is using the same system, it just means
> that you only actually need the dir that matches the build stamp of the
> monolithic kernel you are using; any other dirs left lying around don't
> make any trouble except waste space if you will never revert to the
> kernel that matches them.
> Update:

After deleting the 2.6.24mw-g291a9d50 branch from under /lib/modules and
rebooting, I found that the original kernel looks for modules under it (the
deleted branch).  So it is useful, after all.

I don't know what additional utility it provides, though.
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