ok, so i have the kernel source for my upgraded kernel. i want to rebuild
just loop.o. this seems impossible. can it be done? make loop.o in
drivers/block doesn't bring joy.
my solution at the moment is to rebuild the entire tree:
# cp configs/kernel-2.2.17-i586.config .config
# (make dep; make clean; make; make modules) > /dev/null 2>&1
# nm drivers/block/loop.o | grep exit_files
# nm /lib/modules/2.2.17-14/block/loop.o | grep exit_files
the symbols aren't getting mangled. why not? will i have to build a
whole new kernel, install it, and then reboot *just* to up max_loops?
obviously upgrading to 2.4 will solve my problems. that's later.
for the moment i'd just like this to work.
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