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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Factor out common MODULE_INFO content from module*.h files.
On Sun, 20 May 2007, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 03:06:15PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> > In order to eventually break the interdependency between the module.h
> > and moduleparam.h header files, factor out the common MODULE_INFO
> > content into a new header file.
>
> The moduleinfo.h file looks redundant at first look.
> Why not push relevant parts from moduleparam.h (the
> MODULE_INFO bits) to module.h and let go of
> the include of moduleparam.h in module.h (when you
> have fixed the users)?
>
> In this way we do not add an extra .h file.
> And files that needs moduleparam.h will anyway always need module.h.
> But not the other way around.

no problem, i can go that way, too, but there's just one (admittedly
picky) issue associated with that.

based on the above, we would have:

1) module.h handling all generic module content, and
2) moduleparam.h would "#include" module.h and add the parameter
stuff.

fair enough, but note that, with that, if you wanted parameter
support, you would need to include *only* "moduleparam.h". are you
good with that? (as i said, it's picky, but you'd probably still have
a lot of people who, through force of habit, would still #include both
just because they think it's necessary. wouldn't hurt, of course,
since module.h would be protected against multiple inclusion.)

so if you're good with all of the above, i can do that.

rday
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