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SubjectRe: PATCH: "Pass module parameters" to built-in drivers
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001 21:55:23 +0000 (GMT), 
Russell King <> wrote:
>Hmm, don't we already have all that __setup() stuff laying around? Ok,
>it might not be built into the .o for modules, but it could be. Could
>we not do something along the lines of:
>1. User passes parameters on the kernel command line.
>2. modprobe reads the kernel command line and sorts out those that
> correspond to the __setup() stuff in the module being loaded.
>3. modprobe combines in any extra settings from /etc/modules.conf
>IIRC, this would satisfy the original posters intentions, presumably
>without too much hastle?

Apart from the fact that it is completely backwards from the original
intent. The problem is objects that have MODULE_PARM but no __setup.

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