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SubjectRe: [PATCH] restore modules compatibility
Roman Zippel <> writes:

> Olaf Dietsche wrote:
>> Although, "patch -l" applies without failures.
> Damn, another unpatched pine...
> The patch is also available from

Thanks, applies without errors now.

However, there is a problem with MODULE_PARM() vs. declaration order:

gcc -Wp,-MD,drivers/input/keyboard/.atkbd.o.d -D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -malign-functions=4 -Iinclude/asm-i386/mach-default -fomit-frame-pointer -nostdinc -iwithprefix include -DKBUILD_BASENAME=atkbd -DKBUILD_MODNAME=atkbd -c -o drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.o drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c
drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c:24: `atkbd_set' undeclared here (not in a function)
drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c:24: initializer element is not constant
drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c:24: (near initialization for `__module_param_atkbd_set.addr')
drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c:25: `atkbd_reset' undeclared here (not in a function)
drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c:25: initializer element is not constant
drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c:25: (near initialization for `__module_param_atkbd_reset.addr')
gcc -Wp,-MD,drivers/input/serio/.i8042.o.d -D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -malign-functions=4 -Iinclude/asm-i386/mach-default -fomit-frame-pointer -nostdinc -iwithprefix include -DKBUILD_BASENAME=i8042 -DKBUILD_MODNAME=i8042 -c -o drivers/input/serio/i8042.o drivers/input/serio/i8042.c
drivers/input/serio/i8042.c:28: `i8042_noaux' undeclared here (not in a function)
drivers/input/serio/i8042.c:28: initializer element is not constant
drivers/input/serio/i8042.c:28: (near initialization for `__module_param_i8042_noaux.addr')
drivers/input/serio/i8042.c:29: `i8042_nomux' undeclared here (not in a function)
drivers/input/serio/i8042.c:29: initializer element is not constant
drivers/input/serio/i8042.c:29: (near initialization for `__module_param_i8042_nomux.addr')
drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.c:23: `psmouse_noext' ...

When the associated variables are declared after the MODULE_PARM(),
you get this error. There may be more of this kind.

I fixed this by moving the declarations, see patch below.

Regards, Olaf.

--- a/drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c Tue Jan 21 22:49:36 2003
+++ b/drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c Wed Jan 22 09:30:22 2003
@@ -19,18 +19,18 @@
#include <linux/serio.h>
#include <linux/workqueue.h>

-MODULE_AUTHOR("Vojtech Pavlik <>");
-MODULE_DESCRIPTION("AT and PS/2 keyboard driver");
-MODULE_PARM(atkbd_set, "1i");
-MODULE_PARM(atkbd_reset, "1i");
static int atkbd_set = 2;
#if defined(__i386__) || defined (__x86_64__)
static int atkbd_reset;
static int atkbd_reset = 1;
+MODULE_AUTHOR("Vojtech Pavlik <>");
+MODULE_DESCRIPTION("AT and PS/2 keyboard driver");
+MODULE_PARM(atkbd_set, "1i");
+MODULE_PARM(atkbd_reset, "1i");

* Scancode to keycode tables. These are just the default setting, and
--- a/drivers/input/serio/i8042.c Tue Jan 21 22:49:36 2003
+++ b/drivers/input/serio/i8042.c Wed Jan 22 09:29:51 2003
@@ -25,19 +25,19 @@
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("i8042 keyboard and mouse controller driver");

-MODULE_PARM(i8042_noaux, "1i");
-MODULE_PARM(i8042_nomux, "1i");
-MODULE_PARM(i8042_unlock, "1i");
-MODULE_PARM(i8042_reset, "1i");
-MODULE_PARM(i8042_direct, "1i");
-MODULE_PARM(i8042_dumbkbd, "1i");
static int i8042_reset;
static int i8042_noaux;
static int i8042_nomux;
static int i8042_unlock;
static int i8042_direct;
static int i8042_dumbkbd;
+MODULE_PARM(i8042_noaux, "1i");
+MODULE_PARM(i8042_nomux, "1i");
+MODULE_PARM(i8042_unlock, "1i");
+MODULE_PARM(i8042_reset, "1i");
+MODULE_PARM(i8042_direct, "1i");
+MODULE_PARM(i8042_dumbkbd, "1i");

#undef DEBUG
#include "i8042.h"
--- a/drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.c Tue Jan 21 22:51:23 2003
+++ b/drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.c Wed Jan 22 09:36:58 2003
@@ -18,12 +18,12 @@
#include <linux/serio.h>
#include <linux/init.h>

+static int psmouse_noext;
MODULE_AUTHOR("Vojtech Pavlik <>");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("PS/2 mouse driver");
MODULE_PARM(psmouse_noext, "1i");
-static int psmouse_noext;

#define PSMOUSE_CMD_SETSCALE11 0x00e6
#define PSMOUSE_CMD_SETRES 0x10e8
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