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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Move __this_module to xxx.mod.c
Kai Germaschewski wrote:

> On Sun, 16 Feb 2003, Brian Gerst wrote:
>
>
> >This patch moves the module structure to the generated .mod.c file,
> >instead of compiling it into each object and relying on the linker to
> >include it only once.
>
>
> Yeah, it's something I though about doing, but I was not sure. I think
> it's up to Rusty to comment ;)
>
> It will need an associated change to module_init_tools.
>
> Another comment:
>
> diff -urN linux-2.5.61-bk1/scripts/modpost.c linux/scripts/modpost.c
> --- linux-2.5.61-bk1/scripts/modpost.c 2003-02-16 10:06:35.000000000 -0500
> +++ linux/scripts/modpost.c 2003-02-16 14:10:19.000000000 -0500
> @@ -287,6 +287,10 @@
> /* undefined symbol */
> if (ELF_ST_BIND(sym->st_info) != STB_GLOBAL)
> break;
> +
> + /* ignore __this_module */
> + if (!strcmp(symname, "__this_module"))
> + break;
>
> s = alloc_symbol(symname);
> /* add to list */
>
> Is that necessary? __this_module shouldn't be unresolved, so this case
> should never be hit AFAICS.

After the definition is removed from module.h, it is unresolved before
it is linked to xxx.mod.c.

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Brian Gerst

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