fglrx: Unknown symbol verify_area

I just upgraded to linux 2.6.14, which seems to work fine here. Finally, the ipw2200 driver got integrated, so I don’t have the possibility to forget it anymore :)

In Linux 2.6.14 though, developers have decided to finally remove verify_area(), which was deprecated since a while and superceded by access_ok(). This has the drawback of breaking ATI’s proprietary drivers, as as many proprietary vendors, they didn’t move their ass to replace the deprecated stuff they use, before it was too late. So with 2.6.14, modprob’ing fglrx gives:

fglrx: Unknown symbol verify_area

I wrote a little module that puts back this symbol, so I can still use the stupid proprietary driver. Get it there. Now ATI, please do us a favor and update your driver.

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