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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] modpost: Fix modpost's license checking V3
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    On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:25:18 +0200, Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz> wrote:
    > On 14.7.2011 08:51, Alessio Igor Bogani wrote:
    > > The commit f02e8a6 sorts symbols placing each of them in its own elf section.
    > > The sorting and merging into the canonical sections are done by the linker.
    > > Unfortunately modpost to generate Module.symvers file parses vmlinux
    > > (already linked) and all modules object files (which aren't linked yet).
    > > These aren't sanitized by the linker yet. That breaks modpost that can't
    > > detect license properly for modules. This patch makes modpost aware of
    > > the new exported symbols structure.
    > >
    > > Thanks to Arnaud Lacombe<lacombar@gmail.com> and Anders Kaseorg
    > > <andersk@ksplice.com> for providing useful suggestions about code.
    > >
    > > This work was supported by a hardware donation from the CE Linux Forum.
    > >
    > > Reported-by: Jan Beulich<jbeulich@novell.com>
    > > Signed-off-by: Alessio Igor Bogani<abogani@kernel.org>
    > > ---
    > > scripts/mod/modpost.c | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
    > > 1 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
    >
    > Rusty, will you take this patch or should I apply it to kbuild-2.6.git?

    I took it.

    Thanks,
    Rusty.


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