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    SubjectRe: PATCH 2.3.28: drivers/net/Makefile update
    On Sat, Nov 13, 1999 at 08:25:54AM +0000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Attached is a patch against 2.3.28 which causes 'net.o' to be output not
    > 'net.a'. I believe this is necessary in order to use initcall drivers,
    > which will not be linked into the kernel image otherwise.
    > Long term, it would be nice to output *.a files again. How can ld be
    > told it needs to link those initcall-only modules into vmlinux?

    You can force the linker to link in a module by manually unresolving
    a symbol in it with -u (on the ld command line).


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