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SubjectRe: [PATCH] restore modules compatibility
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Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org> writes:

> The patch below does two things:
> 1. The new param stuff suffers from serious bloat, I replaced it with a
> much simpler implementation. The interesting feature here is that even
> without changing any module all parameters are reachable from the command
> line via "<modname>.<param>=..."
> 2. I added the old module system calls back and modules are now installed
> with the ".o" suffix again, so the old modutils are working again. Special
> feature here is that the same module should be loadable with either module
> tools.
>
> The patch is against 2.5.59-um, if you don't have Jeffs patch just ignore
> the single reject.

It doesn't apply cleanly to 2.5.59, nor does it apply to 2.5.59-um:

patching file Makefile
patching file arch/i386/kernel/entry.S
Hunk #1 FAILED at 669.
1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file arch/i386/kernel/entry.S.rej
patching file arch/um/kernel/sys_call_table.c
patching file fs/proc/proc_misc.c
patching file include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
can't find file to patch at input line 132
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
--------------------------
|diff -ur -X /home/roman/nodiff linux-2.5.59.org/include/asm-um/common.lds.S linux-2.5.59/include/asm-um/common.lds.S
|--- linux-2.5.59.org/include/asm-um/common.lds.S 2003-01-21 16:55:00.000000000 +0100
|+++ linux-2.5.59/include/asm-um/common.lds.S 2003-01-20 21:19:40.000000000 +0100
--------------------------
File to patch:
Skip this patch? [y]
Skipping patch.
1 out of 1 hunk ignored
patching file include/linux/module.h
patching file include/linux/moduleparam.h
patching file kernel/module.c
Hunk #1 FAILED at 68.
Hunk #8 FAILED at 550.
Hunk #18 FAILED at 1246.
3 out of 20 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file kernel/module.c.rej
patching file kernel/params.c
Hunk #2 FAILED at 28.
1 out of 4 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file kernel/params.c.rej
patching file scripts/Makefile.modinst
patching file modules.lds

entry.S(672): missing space at end of line
module.c(84): missing space at end of line
...

Although, "patch -l" applies without failures.

Regards, Olaf.
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