[Hardy LUM] SRU request #258344 (fixup)

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Mon Aug 25 14:19:24 UTC 2008

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Tim Gardner wrote:
> Stefan Bader wrote:
>> SRU justification:
>> Impact: The new r8187 driver (or better the ieee80211_rtl module duplicates
>> symbols from the kernel ieee80211 module. This prevents loading of that modules
>> and so prevents for example the ipw2200 driver from loading.
>> Fix: I submitted a patch that lets me load (unfortunately not test the rtl
>> modules) both drivers in parallel (and get me my wireless back). This defines
>> are essentially an extension to what has been already done for some other symbols.
>> Testcase: Without the patch, loading the ieee80211 module will complain that it
>> tries to export a symbol already exported by ieee80211_rtl. With it both stack
>> can be loaded at the same time without any warnings.
> Oops - I think I caused this problem. How about a script to munge the
> public symbols in case we have to update this driver someday?
> rtg

I added a script to the BOM file that helps to find missing symbols and some
comment about that. The actual modification is better done manually.


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