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I'm building a 3.2.x kernel on a RedHat Enterpise system.

During 'make install' it takes a very long time and is complaining:

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module xxx

I assume its probing existing modules but why? I created a small test module that I loaded by hand with insmod and sure enough it shows up as

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module testmodule.

Could someone explain to me what's going on here? Why does 'make install' care about existing modules that may (or may not) be loaded?

  • I suggest a make clean before building. – schaiba Jun 20 '14 at 14:40

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