Originally Posted by s0be
Are you installing the kernel and modules, or just the modules? If you are just installing the modules, are you using an IDENTICAL version of gcc, with nothing changed between N<=>M<=>Y except for your rt2x00 module in the .config?
useful information would be:
Your kernel version string from the phone: uname -a
A diff of the base .config and the new .config: diff -ubw orig.config new.config
A diff of the phone's working .config and your .config.
You can generally get the .config your running kernel was compiled with from /proc/config.gz on the device. You would then need to gunzip that and compare it to your .config with the diff command above.
Unfortunately /proc/config.gz support is not configured in the samsung kernel by default therefore the file is not present. uname gives 22.214.171.124-I9100XXKH3-CL479037
And I have tried the recommended codesourcery cross compiler and one other variant of this and the results are the same.
it's a stock rom with an insecure kernel (basically a repack of the stock kernel) to allow rooting from what I can gather.
I have tried many configuration of build from the default .config and just building the top dependancy module from the default config
In this case the top of the tree is CFG80211
(rt2x00usb depends on rt2x00lib, depends upon mac80211, mac8211 depends upon cfg80211 and cfg80211 depends upon rfkill. There are also some dependencies on kernel crypto libraries which I am unclear about but should be in the kernel build)
I have found it makes no difference at all if I build lots of modules at once or just the very bare CFG80211.ko with as few options as possible. The failures are the same trying to insert cfg80211.ko. as it is whether I use busybox insmod, standard insmod or insmod from within a chroot. (in the searches I read modules can behave differently with busybox)
the only changes I made from the samsung default config is switching some debugging options off as per this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1123643
other than that it is a stock samsung default config for a 126.96.36.199 kernel build, as distributed in the samsung source code.
I haven't had the nerve to install the fully built kernel because the phone is a key tool for me reflashing a kernel is kind of a last resort
The attached rar file includes the default config (c1_rev02_premium_defconfig) the config used (.config) the output of diff -uwb between the two (differences.txt) and the two modules built ntfs.ko and cfg80211.ko.
file reveal ELF 32-bit LSB relocatable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped on both modules. (done chroot)
I use ntfs.ko as a control since it's a small module and in this build it inserts just fine. cfg80211.ko fails with the same message and dmesg info mentioned in the first post.
As I previously mentioned I did try modifying the RFKILL sections to be built as a module but when this is attempt the kernel build fails completely with the error:-
ERROR: "s3c_gpio_slp_cfgpin" [arch/arm/mach-s5pv310/c1-rfkill.ko] undefined!
ERROR: "s3c_gpio_slp_setpull_updown" [arch/arm/mach-s5pv310/c1-rfkill.ko] undefined!
WARNING: modpost: Found 1 section mismatch(es).
To see full details build your kernel with:
Thanks for looking at this for me