Re: kernel-module mismatch

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Go re-compile the kernel, but edit Makefile in /usr/src/linux
In the Makefile, near the top, is a line defining a name as being  "-8custom"
Change that to read ""
then make & install the kernel
After that, you'll be building kernels and modules on the same version.

Brian Brunner

>>> mir_rulz16@xxxxxxxxx 08/05/04 05:06PM >>>
I'm relative new to linux and I've just started module programming following the Alessandro Rubini and Jonathan Corbet "Linux Device Drivers" book for kernel 2.4.  I have got Redhat 9.0 installed on my system.  I try to use "insmod" to insert a module called hello.o, however the system returns a message 
hello.o: kernel-module version mismatch.
hello.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.20
while this kernel is 2.4.20-8custom
In the book it is mentioned that it would be better to recompile the kernel without the version support for modules.  I believe I did the right thing by simply changing the option of "loadable module support -> set version information on all module symbols" from y to n.  I ran "make xconfig" and followed the steps carefully listed in the Red Hat documentation CD plus the steps listed on Alessandro's website and as you can see from the message I booted the recompiled custom kernel without any problems.
I don't know if this information is pertinent as well but I typed the following
"gcc --version" and I got
"gcc (GCC) (Reh Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)" followed by some text.  I believe my compiler is ok.  Could someone please help me out?  Is what I did the thing to do or was I suppose to do something else in order to remove version support?

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