[ILUG] insmod problem
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Tue Jul 17 09:52:20 IST 2001
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 09:55:13AM +0100, jac1 mentioned:
> I believe there is any way to make the kernel to force the loading of a module
> that is not the same version as the kernel itself. I think it's 'insmod -f'
> but i don't have a linux system at hand to check it out. This method has to be
> used to load Lucent's winmodem module for linux (ltmodem.o) as it is an old
> The method above may not be correct but there *is* a way to do it, i just
> can't recall.
This means that if the kernel has changed, you will ignore those changes,
and this will result in possible instability, data loss etc. There is a
reason that the name mangling is done.
This is the equivilant of using a sledgehammer to put a plug into a wall,
without checking are the pins different, or more importantly if the local
voltage is 220v or 110v.
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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