[Ilugc] How to compile module

Santosh ssantosh at fossix.org
Thu Dec 11 13:56:04 IST 2008

Ashish Verma wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a pcnet32.c file. I want to make a module out of it. What should I
> do. The below link requires me to make a make file. I don't know how to do
> that. Please advise.
> http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/build-linux-kernel-module-against-installed-kernel-source-tree.html
> Regards,
> Ashish
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Hi Ashish,
Do you have a custom compiled kernel? If so then, it is not necessary to 
download headers. If not, you have to download the headers and write a 
makefile. The makefile is very simple.

obj-m += <yourfile.o>

	make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules

	make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) clean

make modulename

There is no specific directory to place your source, just compeile it 
and later you can insert.


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