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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] disable built-in modules V2
On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Randy.Dunlap wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 10:23:32 +0200 Magnus Damm wrote:
>
> | On Apr 7, 2005 4:23 AM, Roland Dreier <roland@topspin.com> wrote:
> | > > > -#define module_init(x) __initcall(x);
> | > > > +#define module_init(x) __initcall(x); __module_init_disable(x);
> | > >
> | > > It would be better if there is brackets around them... like
> | > >
> | > > #define module_init(x) { __initcall(x); __module_init_disable(x); }
> | > >
> | > > then we know it wont break some code like
> | > >
> | > > if (..)
> | > > module_init(x);
> | >
> | > This is all completely academic, since module_init() is a declaration
> | > that won't be inside any code, but in general it's better still to use
> | > the do { } while (0) idiom like
> | >
> | > #define module_init(x) do { __initcall(x); __module_init_disable(x); } while (0)
> | >
> | > so it won't break code like
> | >
> | > if (..)
> | > module_init(x);
> | > else
> | > something_else();
> | >
> | > (Yes, that code is nonsense but if you're going to nitpick, go all the way...)
> |
> | Right. =)
> | Anyway, besides nitpicking, is there any reason not to include this
> | code? Or is the added feature considered plain bloat? Yes, the kernel
> | will become a bit larger, but all the data added by this patch will go
> | into the init section.
>
> Looks like a good idea to me.
>
> ---
> ~Randy

Can't you disable module-loading with a module? I think so.
You don't need to modify the kernel. Boot-scripts could
just load the "final" module and there is nothing that
can be done to add another module (or even unload existing
ones).

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
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