Subject: Re: Reoccuring kernel build problems.
To: Nigel Reed <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/1998 11:55:54
"Nigel Reed" writes:
> I have a reoccuring problem which occurs when I try to build a kernel after
> doing a sup. I do the following...
> 1) do a make clean in /usr/src
> 2) Get the sup
> 3) make build  (all compiles ok)
> 4) Reboot the machine.
> 5) go to /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/conf and copied GENERIC to NELGIN
> 6) did config NELGIN
> 7) cd ../compile/NELGIN and then make depend && make

By the way, you are asking to die here, very badly, one day.


You are building userland before building and installing a new
kernel. Imagine what will happen to you one morning when userland
expects the kernel to have, say, a new fork() call at a new syscall
number, and you are trying to run this userland with your new
kernel. You won't be happy.

Always build the new kernel FIRST.

I'm sorry that I can't help you with the rest of your problem here --
I don't know what is causing it -- but I thought this warning was
important enough to tell you about it.


> Everything seems to go find until the link at the end...
> ld -z -Ttext F0100000 -e start -X -o netbsd ${SYSTEM_OBJ} vers.o
> if_ethersubr.o: Undefined symbol `_looutput' referenced from text segment
> if_arp.o: Undefined symbol `_loif' referenced from text segment
> ip_output.o: Undefined symbol `_looutput' referenced from text segment
> *** Error code 1
> As far as my network goes, I only have the isapnp ne* in there.
> Am I missing a stage which I should be doing? It really is a pain!
> Nigel