[PATCH] compat: add compat kernel checker and downloader

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Thu Apr 5 20:19:21 UTC 2012

On 04/04/2012 05:10 AM, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 05:23:46PM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> Andy, so I just noticed that on all Ubuntu PPA (and generic) kernels
>> you guys have a broken symlink >= 2.6.33.
>> /lib/modules/2.6.33-02063305-generic/build/include/asm
>> points to asm-x86 and that is no longer present after 2.6.33 so any
>> module requiring those header files will break now on Ubuntu. I just
>> spotted this as some file from asm is now included in the modules were
>> are building. I guess not many external kernel modules include asm dir
>> otherwise you guys would have noticed this a long time ago.
> Luis, I concur that the link is now broken.  However that link is actually
> simply superfulous now.  Anything correctly using kernel 'external
> module' support will be using the -I path from the kernel Makefiles.
> They will therefore be including from /usr/src/<version>/include _and_
> /usr/src/<version>/arch/x86/include.  I presume this is why we have not
> noticed it.
> I will get that link removed however as it is simply bogus.
> -apw

I just corrected the invalid link so that it points at asm-generic.


Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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