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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.25-pre7
On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 16:58:24 -0200 (BRST)
Marcelo Tosatti <> wrote:
> Here goes -pre number 7 of 2.4.25 series.

Any chance of the forward-compatible module_param patch?

Name: 2.4 module_param Forward Compatibility Macros
Author: Rusty Russell
Status: Tested on 2.5.24-pre6
Version: 2.4

D: Simple uses of module_param() (implemented in 2.6) can be mapped
D: onto the old MODULE_PARM macros.
D: New code should use module_param() because:
D: 1) Types are checked,
D: 2) Existence of parameters are checked,
D: 3) Customized types are possible [1]
D: 4) Customized set/get routines are possible [1]
D: 5) Parameters appear as boot params with prefix "<modname>." [1]
D: 6) Optional viewing and control through sysfs [2]
D: [1] Not for 2.4 compatibility macros
D: [2] Not in 2.6.1 or 2.4, and only if third arg non-zero.

diff -urpN --exclude TAGS -X /home/rusty/devel/kernel/kernel-patches/current-dontdiff --minimal .25425-linux-2.4.25-pre6/include/linux/moduleparam.h .25425-linux-2.4.25-pre6.updated/include/linux/moduleparam.h
--- .25425-linux-2.4.25-pre6/include/linux/moduleparam.h 1970-01-01 10:00:00.000000000 +1000
+++ .25425-linux-2.4.25-pre6.updated/include/linux/moduleparam.h 2004-01-21 14:24:41.000000000 +1100
@@ -0,0 +1,25 @@
+/* Macros for (very simple) module parameter compatibility with 2.6. */
+#include <linux/module.h>
+/* type is byte, short, ushort, int, uint, long, ulong, bool. (2.6
+ has more, but they are not supported). perm is permissions when
+ it appears in sysfs: 0 means doens't appear, 0444 means read-only
+ by everyone, 0644 means changable dynamically by root, etc. name
+ must be in scope (unlike MODULE_PARM).
+#define module_param(name, type, perm) \
+ static inline void *__check_existence_##name(void) { return &name; } \
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_byte "b"
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_short "h"
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_ushort "h"
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_int "i"
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_uint "i"
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_long "l"
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_ulong "l"
+#define _MODULE_PARM_STRING_bool "i"

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