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SubjectRe: [PATCH] link time error in drivers/mtd (240t13p2)
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On Sun, 17 Dec 2000 10:01:07 +0000 (GMT), 
David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> wrote:
>On Sun, 17 Dec 2000, Keith Owens wrote:
>> Somebody changed include/linux/mtd/map.h between 2.4.0-test11 and
>> test12. That change is wrong, it adds conditional complexity where it
>> is not required - inter_module_xxx works even without CONFIG_MODULES.
>> cfi_probe should still be static.
>
>No. Think about the link order. inter_module_xxx doesn't work reliably.
>get_module_symbol() did.

Messing about with conditional compilation because the link order is
incorrect is the wrong fix. The mtd/Makefile must link the objects in
the correct order.

cfi_probe.o needs to come after cfi_cmdset_000?.o.
doc_probe.o needs to come after doc200?.o.
nora.o, octagon-5066.o, physmap.o, rpxlite.o, vmax301.o, pnc2000.o need
to come after cfi_probe.o.
octagon-5066.o, vmax301.o need to come after jedec.o.
octagon-5066.o, vmax301.o need to come after map_ram.o.
octagon-5066.o, vmax301.o need to come after map_rom.o.

2.4.0-test13-pre2 almost does that, the only obvious problem is that
cfi_probe appears before cfi_cmdset. Move cfi_probe to link after
cfi_cmdset, do you still get link order problems with the 2.4.0-test11
version of include/linux/mtd.h?

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