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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Module alias and device table support.
    On Sat, 1 Feb 2003, Roman Zippel wrote:

    > > > > missing
    > > > > EXPORT_SYMBOL()s tend to go unnoticed quite often otherwise.
    > > >
    > > > The problem here is that we use, it's not that difficult to
    > > > extract the exported symbols:
    > > > objcopy -j .kstrtab -O binary vmlinux .export.tmp
    > > > tr \\0 \\n < .export.tmp >
    > >
    > > What you say is right (except that it misses symbols exported from
    > > modules), but I don't see what you mean the problem is?
    > See above, maybe I quoted to much. The other exported symbols are
    > already extracted by depmod, so it had exactly the information it needs
    > and would give more correct warnings.

    The exported symbols can be extracted just as easily from as
    from vmlinux, so I think I still don't understand your point. (And chances
    are higher that is in /boot than an uncompressed vmlinux).

    depmod does give correct warnings, but only at modules install time, not
    at modules build time, that's what I was trying to say.


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