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    SubjectRe: Possible bug in insmod or the kernel?
    On 13:13 Mon 08 Feb     , Larry Homes wrote:
    > No, the problem is not that the quotes are showing. The problem is
    > that as soon as it sees a space, it assumes the following is the next
    > parameters name. So for example:
    > [root@myhost modules]# insmod hello3.ko name="john smith"
    > insmod: error inserting 'hello3.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module
    > [root@myhost modules]# insmod hello3.ko "name=john smith"
    > insmod: error inserting 'hello3.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module
    > In both cases, dmesg shows:
    > hello3: Unknown parameter `smith'
    > I looked at the params.c code and it seems like the above should work.

    I'm not familiar with the code in question, but I suspect that it
    expects to actually see the quotation marks in the parameter value, but
    your shell is eating them. Try

    insmod hello3.ko 'name="john smith"'


    Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (

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