lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [Oct]   [12]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Modutils 2.5 change, start running this command now
On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 09:45:58PM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> In current modutils, a module that does not export symbols and does not
> say EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS will default to exporting all symbols. This is a
> hangover from kernel 2.0 and will be removed when modutils 2.5 appears,
> shortly after the kernel 2.5 branch is created.

Will it still be done, if we put it on the "export-objs" list?

Putting an explicit "EXPORT_SYMBOL(foo)" only encourages people
not to look what they can prepend with "static". Everything not
static is the C-definition of "exporting".

EXPORT_SYMBOL is nice, if you have modules consisting of multiple
objects, that need to share variables/functions but should not be
needed, if the module-author knows sth. about proper design.

Regards

Ingo Oeser
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:08    [W:0.088 / U:0.184 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site