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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/19] OpenRISC: Module support
On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 16:26 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> I think that an easy way to do that would be to add to kernel/module.c
> code like:
> #ifndef module_alloc
> void *module_alloc(unsigned long size)
> {
> return vmalloc(size);
> }
> #endif

I noticed that kernel/module.c already has this:

unsigned int __weak arch_mod_section_prepend(struct module *mod,
unsigned int section)

Is using a __weak attribute on the default (generic) implementations a
better approach?

> Then each architecture that needs a special version can do
> #define module_alloc(size) module_alloc(size)
> in their respective asm/module.h

With the __weak variant this wouldn't be necessary...

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