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    SubjectRe: MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") not working for me
    I've attached the Makefile as I have it so far, and I've also attached the
    output from make ... V=2. The Makefile is a canonical multi-object-file
    module makefile, with some extra trappings for version stamping
    and my source code management.

    When I look at the object files, NONE of the generated *.o files contains
    a .modinfo section, even though there are MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
    lines in the linux.c source file.

    Incidentally, the source files in the ../libvidforio directory are generic,
    so do not include any kernel header files.

    On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Sam Ravnborg <> wrote:
    > On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 10:20:46AM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
    >> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Stephen Williams <> wrote:
    >> > I have some large drivers for use in embedded arm systems, and
    >> > I want them to be GPL, because I want to use some symbols exported
    >> > as GPL, and also because I just wanna. But it is not working for
    >> > me. I've attached my Makefile. I'm building from outside the kernel
    >> > tree, but that should be OK. (right?) I'm using the following script to
    >> > actually build:
    >> More information: I can see that the vidfor.o object file, indeed
    >> none of my *.o files, have a .modinfo section. In other situations
    >> where the licens stamp works, the .modinfo section is present.
    >> I'm using the CodeSourcery build of the arm toolchain, and in
    >> the simple cases (module that is a single source file) the
    >> modinfo information works. Hmm...
    > I lost the original mail...
    > Could you try to post the output of make V=2 when you build your module
    > and the Makefile fragment again.
    >        Sam

    Steve Williams                "The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    steve at           But I have promises to keep,         and lines to code before I sleep,       And lines to code before I sleep."
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