insmod failing to insert a simple module

Madhu K madhu.sk89 at
Thu Sep 29 08:27:47 EDT 2016


I am runnig 4.0.5_rc7 kernel and I built the module for same kernel.

uname -a output :

Linux BLR-PCUB-01141 4.5.0-rc7 #2 SMP Wed Mar 23 15:51:13 IST 2016 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

And my modinfo of my module is :

icense:        Dual BSD/GPL
srcversion:     1D16256F51E63BC3632B65B
vermagic:       4.5.0-rc7+ SMP mod_unload modversions 686


On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 5:44 PM, Greg KH <greg at> wrote:

> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> A: No.
> Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 05:31:52PM +0530, Madhu K wrote:
> > No it is not the requirement, when I downloaded the source "4.0.5-rc7+"
> was
> > latest. Is there any problem with 4.0.5-rc7+?
> I do not understand these two sentences.
> You said you tried to load a module built for the 4.0.5-rc7 kernel tree
> (which is a very odd kernel version number, as I don't recall ever
> making a -rc7 for 4.0.5, which was released way back in June of 2015,
> but that's another issue...) In order to do that properly, you have to
> be running that specific kernel version at the same time so this will
> work properly.
> So, what specific kernel version are you currently running?  Does it
> match up with the kernel version of the module you are wanting to load?
> (exercise for exactly how to determine both of these is left for the
> reader...)
> thanks,
> greg k-h
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