Module question

Daniel Stone daniel at
Sat Dec 2 14:23:33 PST 2006

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 01:39:39PM -0800, Kean Johnston wrote:
> I am working on a port. Currently based on 7.1.1. Everything is building
> but I cannot run Xorg -configure and I finally figured out why. The
> X server keeps dying and its because of various probe routines in some
> drivers that are Sparc-specific. The first such instance comes when it
> tries to load the driver "sunbw2". It's probe routine makes a call to
> xf86MatchSbusInstances() which isn't a defined symbol on my X86 platform.
> The RTLD is sending the process a SIGKILL because a function that was
> dlsym()'ed in is being called, and it is calling a nonexistent
> function.

Looks good to me, please commit.

> So my question is twofold:
> 1) How come this doesn't blow up on other platforms, and

Presumably not many people build from source, because everyone's using
the distro packages, or just updating specific modules.

> 2) Shouldn't these sparc-specific drivers only be built on sparc
>    platforms?


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