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SubjectRe: modutils, the next generation
On Mon, 13 Jan 1997, Martin Buck wrote:

> Sorry, no answer to your question, but I've got another question concerning
> modules and their recognition:
> Why do modules use .o as extension? Of course, they're object files, but
> very special ones, so an extension like .mod would make much more sense,

There's nothing particularly magic about a module. It _is_ just an object
file. You could put a magic number on the front, but that would entail
having a special program to put it there, and modifying insmod to take it

IMHO, there's no need to distinguish modules from anything else. Why
do you want to?


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