Ubuntu kernel 4.7 and 4.8 on ppc64el: Cross compilation issue

Marcelo Cerri marcelo.cerri at canonical.com
Mon Aug 29 11:55:27 UTC 2016

I came across the same issue when using systemtap (that uses fixdep)
with a cross compiled xenial kernel.

I will try something similar to the solution used in this bug and I will
let you know if I have any success:



On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 02:28:15PM -0300, Breno Leitao wrote:
> Hello Andy,
> On 08/25/2016 02:06 PM, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> > Other than for building out of tree modules this should have no
> > noticible effect.
> > 
> > Do you have a use case that is hitting these or is it just something you
> > noticed?
> Correct. The kernel boots and works fine, but it fails when we try to build
> other modules.
> Yes, we try to build different modules on top of Ubuntu kernel, mainly for
> Mellanox adapters. In fact, we do support and test Mellanox devices using the
> MOFED stack, so, being able to compile OOT modules is key for us.
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