[OpenAFS] More GPL-only Linux mess with 2.6.20
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:48:26 -0700
Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> When trying to build kernel modules against the 2.6.20 in Debian
> unstable, we're now getting:
> FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only
> symbol 'paravirt_ops'
> It looks like asm*/paravirt.h redefines a bunch of operations in terms of
> things in the paravirt struct if CONFIG_PARAVIRT is enabled, which it is
> by default on the Debian kernels, and paravirt_ops is a GPL-only symbol.
> Beyond that, I'm a bit out of my depth. Is there a way to work around
> this that will work with kernels with CONFIG_PARAVIRT enabled?
Further discussion uncovered:
(thanks, cg2v!) which reveals that this was done because the interface is
experimental and unstable. I think this is a Debian packaging issue and
Debian kernels should not be enabling this option yet. I've filed a bug
against the Debian kernel package.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>