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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: generate modules.builtin
On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 23:26 +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:

> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 17:25, Michal Marek <> wrote:
> > To make it easier for tools like mkinitrd to detect whether a needed
> > module is missing or whether it is compiled into the kernel, install a
> > modules.builtin file listing all modules built into the kernel. This is
> > done by generating an alternate config file with all tristate =y options
> > set to =Y and reading the makefiles with this config included. The built
> > in modules then appear in obj-Y.
> That looks very useful.
> We like to have that for modprobe not to throw an error if a "module"
> is already in the kernel, because it is compiled in. Only modules with
> parameters show up in /sys/modules/ and they are already handled fine.
Agree, this helps us support both distro kernels with some built-ins and
modular kernels.

Scott James Remnant
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