[OpenAFS] SuSE 10.1 kernel compile error - OpenAFS 1.5.2

chas williams - CONTRACTOR chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil
Wed, 12 Jul 2006 16:39:08 -0400

In message <3C3E144B9FABEF9D167B5E4B@bistromath.pc.cs.cmu.edu>,Jeffrey Hutzelma
n writes:
>> while on this subject, it looks like it will be necessary to build a
>> complete module to test for certain features.  the latest bleeding edge
>> kernel has apparently made sys_open an exported gpl symbol.  so while the
>> symbol is present, it cant be used by osi_probe since openafs is not gpl.
>That's OK; the probe code checks at runtime to see what symbols are 
>available to it.  It won't be able to use the exit+open method on kernels 
>which don't export sys_open, but that's OK; it'll just try a different 

so you would think, but their kung fu is stronger:

  CC [M]  /scratch/chas/tmp/openafs/trunk/2.6.17/src/libafs/MODLOAD-2.6.17-MP/AFS_component_version_number.o
  CC [M]  /scratch/chas/tmp/openafs/trunk/2.6.17/src/libafs/MODLOAD-2.6.17-MP/osi_probe.o
  LD [M]  /scratch/chas/tmp/openafs/trunk/2.6.17/src/libafs/MODLOAD-2.6.17-MP/libafs.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module libafs.ko uses GPL-only symbol 'sys_open'