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 Adding a module when I've only got the binary
  The situation is, I've got a Dell server which has a RAID controller.
They only supply the driver in a binary format. Now I want to rebuild
the kernel. As you'd expect, there's no option in the kernel
configuration tools to include the driver. I tried the following:

- rebuilding the kernel & modules as per normal
- copy the driver into the relevant /lib/modules directory
- doing a depmod

I've tried various options on the depmod. First a depmod -a <version> ,
no good, then a depmod -a -F /usr/src/linux-<version>/ ,
still no good. I get unresolved symbols and, although a modules.dep is
created,  when I try to boot I get unresolved symbols for the driver
and because none of the disks can be accessed, a system panic.

Anyone any ideas?


Tony Davis

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 Wed, 25 Jun 2003 01:43:23 GMT   
 Adding a module when I've only got the binary
On Fri, 05 Jan 2001 17:43:23 GMT, staggered into
the Black Sun and said:

The PERC-2/DC and PERC-2/SC are compatible with the AMI MegaRAID module
available in newer kernels.  The PERC-2/SI and PERC-2/QC use the
aacraid.o module according to a message I received from some guy, but in
the 2.2.18 and 2.4.0 source, I couldn't find any mention of that module.
HMM.  I think you have one of the cards that uses the binary-only
"percraid.o" module, right?  Try Google would be my advice; this may be
an unofficial hack-type-thing....

Matt G|There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see
Brainbench MVP for Linux Admin /  Workin' in a code mine, hittin' Ctrl-Alt     /   Workin' in a code mine, whoops!
-----------------------------/    I hit a seg fault....

 Wed, 25 Jun 2003 09:57:03 GMT   
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