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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] modules: add default loader hook implementations
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On Fri, 01 Jul 2011 07:00:33 +0200, Jonas Bonn <jonas@southpole.se> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 13:02 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Jonas Bonn <jonas@southpole.se> wrote:
> > >
> > > The module loader code allows architectures to hook into the code by
> > > providing a small number of entry points that each arch must implement.
> > > This patch provides __weakly linked generic implementations of these
> > > entry points for architectures that don't need to do anything special.
> >
> > Hmm. I know we used to have problems with gcc versions (or maybe
> > binutils) that had bugs wrt "weak" functions being declared in the
> > same compilation unit they were used. They would either inline the
> > weak function, or bind it early, and never let the linker see the
> > weak/strong functions and do the right thing.
> >
> > I just don't remember if we disallowed those gcc/binutils versions and
> > check for it, or whether we decided that __weak function smust be
> > defined in a compilation unit separate from the user.
> >
> > Because you now added all the weak functions to the same file
> > (module.c) that actually uses them.
>
> There was precedent for this. The function arch_mod_section_prepend was
> already defined as __weak in kernel/module.c.
>
> And just looking around the kernel tree, there are lots of other files
> that have their weak variants in the same file as the functions that
> rely on them. 'git grep __weak' turns up a whole slew of them.

OK, I've applied these.

Thanks,
Rusty.


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