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Building CIFS.ko for a no-name Android TV device


Much more fill-in detail to follow...

mkdir 2-kernel
cd 2-kernel/


scp root@wifitv.herald:/proc/config.gz ..

git clone
git clone git://

gunzip config.gz
cp config Meson-3-Kernel/.config
cd Meson-3-Kernel

more .config
git log

export PATH=$(pwd)/../prebuilt/linux-x86/toolchain/arm-eabi-4.4.3/bin:$PATH
export ARCH=arm
export SUBARCH=arm
export CROSS_COMPILE=arm-eabi-

# Hmmm - someone misplaced a folder...
mkdir -p ../out/target/product/f16ref/root

make menuconfig
# Set 'M' next to CIFS (not '*' or 'Y')


cp kernel/slow-work.{c,h} fs/cifs/

CREATE fs/cifs/slow-work-addon.c
cat fs/cifs/slow-work-addon.c >> fs/cifs/slow-work.c

scite fs/cifs/Makefile
obj-$(CONFIG_CIFS) += cifs.o slow-work.o


scp fs/cifs/*.ko root@wifitv.herald:/mnt/sda1/2-Kernel/

# On android device :
insmod /mnt/sda1/2-Kernel/slow-work.ko
insmod /mnt/sda1/2-Kernel/cifs.ko

cp /mnt/sda1/2-Kernel/*.ko /boot/
insmod /boot/slow-work.ko
insmod /boot/cifs.ko

130|root@android:/data/local # cat /proc/kmsg

  720  more .config
  721  cp ../config .config
  722  make menuconfig
# Select the option to create a standalone CIFS module
  723  make
  728  cp kernel/slow-work.{c,h} fs/cifs/
  729  scite fs/cifs/slow-work.c
  730  scite fs/cifs/slow-work-addon.c
  732  cat fs/cifs/slow-work-addon.c >> fs/cifs/slow-work.c
  733  scite fs/cifs/Makefile
  734  make

  741  more /etc/fstab
  742  more /home/andrewsm/.cifs/bigdisk
  743  man mount.cifs

[andrewsm@square ~]$ cd ./Downloads/Android/root-tv-device/2-kernel/Meson-3-Kernel/fs/cifs/
[andrewsm@square cifs]$ ls -l *.ko
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 2932362 Jul 15 00:41 cifs.ko
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  127808 Jul 15 00:41 slow-work.ko
[andrewsm@square cifs]$ scp *.ko root@wifitv:/mnt/sdcard/kernel-modules/

insmod /mnt/sdcard/kernel-modules/slow-work.ko
insmod /mnt/sdcard/kernel-modules/cifs.ko
mkdir /mnt/cifs
mount -t cifs -o rw,username=myth,password=myth // /mnt/cifs
cd /mnt/
chown system.system cifs
ln -s cifs/mythtv/Music Music
ln -s cifs/mythtv/TV TV
ln -s cifs/mythtv/Video Video