Kernel does not build on 10.0-CURRENT (amd64)

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Fri Jan 6 22:08:02 UTC 2012

On 06.01.2012 22:42 (UTC+1), Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On 6 January 2012 10:19, Rainer Hurling<rhurlin at>  wrote:
>> I commented all wireless network drivers and their options out. But the
>> error remains. Is it necessary to have this option uncommented even when the
>> driver ath is commented out?
> Yes, because of how the wlan/ath modules are built. You need to have
> AH_SUPPORT_AR5416 in the kernel config file, as the driver/module
> currently doesn't build without it.

I just tested it with AH_SUPPORT_AR5416 enabled (but ath devices 
disabled) and it builds fine.

> I'll eventually fix that, but right now I just want to leave that
> option in and not hack up the Makefile to define said option.
> Otherwise other options (eg enabling 11n, enabling hal debugging, etc)
> are completely ignored when building modules.
> Same with IEEE80211_SUPPORT_MESH i believe. I should really re-verify that.

Even with IEEE80211_SUPPORT_MESH disabled the kernel builds. So it seems 
this is not necessary to activate.

Thanks again for help and clarifying it,

> Adrian

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