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SubjectRe: PATCH: "Pass module parameters" to built-in drivers
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Keith Owens writes:
> It is part of my total Makefile rewrite for 2.5. A clean
> implementation of module parameters mapping to setup code requires the
> mapping of a source file to the module it is linked into. That
> information is difficult to extract with the current Makefile system,
> my rewrite makes it easy.

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?

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Russell King (rmk@arm.linux.org.uk) The developer of ARM Linux
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html

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