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Re: FLAME____ Why is the kernel source not included



On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 08:30:39AM -0600, Ken Johanson wrote:
> Actually Lew, your's was the least re-inflamatory response - but it too 
> missed the point - that the kernel source needs to be included.

They are included, see kernel-2.6.*.src.rpm.

> The "solution" mentioned earlier doesnt facilitate building custom 
> kernel/module slices, and too many module providers *do* make against 
> /usr/src/linux.
> 
> Its just community standard for the source to be provided, though not 
> for Redhat.

The standard place for files needed to build third party modules
is /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build.  kernel.org kernels promote this location
for several years already.
To build 2.6 kernel modules, you just need to do:
make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` modules
assuming current directory contains kbuild compatible Makefile and the
module you want to build.

	Jakub


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