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SubjectRe: EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS vs. (null) ?
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Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Rogier Wolff wrote:
> >
> > Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > What is the difference between a module that exports no symbols and
> > > > includes EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS reference, and such a module that lacks
> > > > EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS?
> > > >
> > > > Alan once upbraided me for assuming they were the same :)
> > >
> > > EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS - nothing exported
> > > MODULE_foo - export specific symbol
> > >
> > > none of the above, export all globals but without modvers
> > ^^^^^^^ and statics!!!!
> >
> > I consider that a bug, but...
>
> eh? Can you give an example of this? This should definitely -not- be
> the case.

Compile a kernel, marking "sx" and "riscom8" as modules.

Install, modprobe sx, and voila, you'll pull in the riscom because
its "block_til_ready" static was found to satisfy the block_til_ready
from generic_serial.

We're working on renaming the one in generic_serial to
"gs_block_til_ready", but haven't checked yet if the patch got
applied. So you may have to use a "month-old" kernel for this test.

Roger.

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