[Ilugc] How to compile module

Ashish Verma ashishverma1984 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 13:26:00 IST 2008

Hi Santosh,

The problem was in the make file. I had put pcnet32.c instead of .o. The
module has now been compiled. Now I got 4 files

pcnet32.ko - I placed in /lib/modules/

What should I do with the rest. What are these for? I found similar file
types in the /usr/src/linux- folders)



On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Santosh <ssantosh at fossix.org> wrote:

> Ashish Verma wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I dont know why this is not working for me. I was able to compile the
>> hello
>> world module without errors.
>> I got the below error:
>> make -C "/lib/modules/" M=/root modules
>> make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-'
>> scripts/Makefile.build:217: target '/root/pcnet32.c' doesn't match the
>> target pattern
>> Building modules, stage 2.
>> MODPOST 0 modules
>> make[1]: leaving directory  '/usr/src/linux-'
>> I got the pcnet32.c file from
>> /usr/src/linux- is a compiled
>> kernel.
>> Why is it that pcnet32.c did not get compiled when the kernel was
>> compiled?
>> or when the modules were compiled?
>> Regards,
>> Ashish
> I had a wrong idea, the actual error is with the makefile. Somewhere
> regexps are used, which could not match the specified pattern. Thats the
> problem.
> Thanks
> Santosh
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