[CentOS] Cannot install driver under CentOS/ VMware ?

Thu Dec 7 18:40:45 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Thu, 2006-12-07 at 11:09 +0000, MikeW wrote:
> Trying the most basic 'vanilla hello world' kernel driver, install using insmod,
> and trying in module_init to do a simple kmalloc() fails,
> kmalloc returns NULL - i.e. cannot allocate memory.
> The driver loads fine under another non-VM system.
> Is this a CentOS/VMware quirk ?
> Does anyone know of a workaround or is it just a fact of life that you
> cannot use insmod once the system is running ?
> After all, the 'normal' kernel modules are able to load OK at startup.
> Thanks,
> MikeW

Should work fine if the kernels are the same ...

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