[debian] 2.6.28 kernel problems

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at gmx.net
Thu Jan 8 21:07:41 CET 2009

Andy Green wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | I took a closer look at the build script and i'm quite sure that i'm
> | interpreting it correct.
> | Maybe the name "dummy" as first parameter is not very good. In the wiki
> | it uses "dummy" as first parameter which is nothing else than the name
> This has changed in the last week.  It was taking me a great deal of
> time to switch between GTA02 and GTA03 kernel builds, so I changed the
> build script to use the O= kernel makefile parameter to keep the object
> files and configs for the builds in different subdirs.
> http://git.openmoko.org/?p=kernel.git;a=commitdiff;h=aeb4db1b913993a3e06522f13bab79decbd3cdef
> This reduces the time needed to switch typically to just 10 - 20 seconds
> or so.  It requires the subdir name to be given in the first parameter
> as described in the changed build script.
> The optional "dummy" parameter to signal that you want a module tarball
> is then the second parameter now.  It sounds like the combination of the
> Wiki and the comments and error help in the build script led to you some
> kind of hybrid solution, but the idea is you would have a GTA02 subdir
> with suitable config and build that with ./build GTA02, while having a
> GTA03 subdir with different config and build that with ./build GTA03.

Thanks for this information. :)

So the right command line would be something like "./build GTA02 dummy"
to find within the "GTA02" directory the modules tar.gz afterwards.

But before i first run the build script i have to create the "GTA02"
directory by hand and copy the .config into it. Else the build script
doesn't find any .config and starts the console configuration of the kernel.


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