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[Bug 1564470] Re: Unable to install NI-VISA nikal kernel module because of GPL-only symbol 'pgprot_writecombine'


Got  NI-VISA-15.5.0.iso installed with all kernel modules (without
errors) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS after manual installation of /sbin/chkconfig
and /sbin/insserv from Debian stretch (they are missed on Ubuntu - see
bug 1565926 and bug 1565932 ).

So it seems that 'pgprot_writecombine' is not a real problem.

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  Unable to install NI-VISA nikal kernel module because of GPL-only
  symbol 'pgprot_writecombine'

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Steps to reproduce:
  1. Login to National Instruments site
  2. Download NI-VISA 15.0 for linux (NI-VISA-15.0.0.iso).
  3. Launch its installation by "sudo ./INSTALL"
  4. Get errors on nikal kernel modules compilation about "pgprot_writecombine" symbol 

  sudo /usr/local/natinst/nikal/bin/updateNIDrivers 
  Configuring NI-KAL for kernel version 4.4.0-16-generic...
  Building module nikal...
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal:   CC [M]  /var/lib/nikal/4.4.0-16-generic/nikal/nikal.o
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal:   Building modules, stage 2.
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal:   MODPOST 1 modules
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nikal.ko uses GPL-only symbol 'pgprot_writecombine'
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: scripts/Makefile.modpost:91: recipe for target '__modpost' failed
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: make[2]: *** [__modpost] Error 1
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: Makefile:1399: recipe for target 'modules' failed
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: Makefile:32: recipe for target 'nikal.ko' failed
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: make: *** [nikal.ko] Error 2
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR:  failed to build nikal
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR:  NI-KAL update failed.
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR:  make of nikal kernel module failed, not installing kernel module.
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR:  updateNIDrivers should be called again after fixing the problem.
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR:  Logging failure...
  find: ‘/lib/modules/4.4.0-15-generic/kernel/natinst’: No such file or directory
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR:  Include the file /tmp/niSystemReport.out.gz when contacting
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR:  National Instruments for support.
  <11>Mar 31 23:04:51 nikal: ERROR: Update of National Instruments drivers failed.


  Temporary solution:
  1. Edit /usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-16-generic/Module.symvers
  and change line
     0xd544e902	pgprot_writecombine	vmlinux	EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
     0xd544e902	pgprot_writecombine	vmlinux	EXPORT_SYMBOL
  2. Edit /boot/abi-4.4.0-16-generic
  and change line
     EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL vmlinux 0xd544e902	pgprot_writecombine
     EXPORT_SYMBOL vmlinux 0xd544e902	pgprot_writecombine

  but it does not help - I get "nikal: Unknown symbol
  pgprot_writecombine (err 0)" in syslog.

  Expected results:
  0. The 'pgprot_writecombine' symbol is exported as EXPORT_SYMBOL
  1. Ubuntu can compile and load NI nikal module.

  Actual results:
  Unable to use NI-VISA under Ubuntu.

  Reference (openSUSE):

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: linux-image-4.4.0-16-generic 4.4.0-16.32
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-16.32-generic 4.4.6
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-16-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  flash      1549 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  flash      1549 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Thu Mar 31 18:16:37 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-26 (4 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta i386 (20160323)
   lo        no wireless extensions.

   enp1s0    no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. To be filled by O.E.M.
  ProcFB: 0 radeondrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-16-generic root=UUID=eab7b488-5040-499c-afd8-21a7ce9e2383 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-4.4.0-16-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-4.4.0-16-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.157

  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 01/09/2014
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: FD
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: F2A55M-DS2
  dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  dmi.board.version: x.x
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrFD:bd01/09/2014:svnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:pnTobefilledbyO.E.M.:pvrTobefilledbyO.E.M.:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnF2A55M-DS2:rvrx.x:cvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
  dmi.product.name: To be filled by O.E.M.
  dmi.product.version: To be filled by O.E.M.
  dmi.sys.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

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