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SubjectRe: porting driver to 2.6, still unknown relocs... :(
Richard B. Johnson wrote:

>On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
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>
>
>>On 27 Aug 2003 16:59:38 +0100
>>Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
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>>>On Mer, 2003-08-27 at 16:34, LGW wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>The driver is mostly a wrapper around a generic driver released by the
>>>>manufacturer, and that's written in C++. But it worked like this for the
>>>>2.4.x kernel series, so I think it has something todo with the new
>>>>module loader code. Possibly ld misses something when linking the object
>>>>specific stuff like constructors?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>The new module loader is kernel side, it may well not know some of the
>>>C++ specific relocation types.
>>>
>>>
>>You did something that was explicitly not supported on 2.4 and it worked,
>>it broke on 2.6.
>>
>>The fact that it worked it all on 2.4 was a fluke.
>>
>>It's time to breakdown, do the right thing and figure out how to rewrite/translate the
>>C++ code to C.
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>>You did something that was explicitly not supported on 2.4 and it worked,
>>
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> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_______ Yes!
>
>There was lots of discussion/flames back-and-forth with newbies
>requiring that modules be written in C++. This is what you get.
>Some of the C++ built-ins are not even global so the linker
>won't be able to find them if they are used. It's not just
>a matter of emulating 'new'. Parameter-passing 'by reference' also
>won't work so putting 'C' wrappers around stuff like they do
>in Dr. Jobbs and C/C++ Journal isn't going to work inside
>the kernel where there is no support.
>
>
I absolutly agree with your opinion here. But due to the fact that the
driver sources from the manufacturer where c++, a wrapper was easier
(and the license of the driver is... restrictive I'm afraid...). But a
rewrite in C is only a matter of time!

anyway, I have sound again, that's enough for the next few weeks I think.

regards,
Lars

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