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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add kernel parameter to disable module load
On 01/31/2012 10:59 AM, Rusty Russell wrote:

> On Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:44:50 +0800, Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 01/29/2012 08:51 AM, Rusty Russell wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 11:34:50 +0800, Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>> Sometimes we need to test a kernel of same version with code or config
>>>> option changes.
>>>>
>>>> We already have sysctl to disable module load, but add a kernel
>>>> parameter will be more convenient.
>>>
>>>
>>>> +static int __init module_load_disable(char *str)
>>>> +{
>>>> + modules_disabled = 1;
>>>> + return 1;
>>>> +}
>>>> +__setup("nomodule", module_load_disable);
>>>
>>> You misspelled core_param here :)
>>>
>>
>>
>> Hello Rusty, If use core_param I'd better to change modules_disabled
>> from int to bool or we must pass nomodule=1 instead of simply pass
>> nomodule. But I think I can firstly post the core_param patch with
>> current int type, then work on the transition patch for the variable
>> type changes, what do you think?
>
> You could code your set function, but "bint" is what you want. Cleaning
> it up to be a bool is a good idea too.


Thanks. I will try bint. Will consider to make it bool later because
sysctl also need some changes.

>
>> Another do you think we need to expose this to sysfs via core_param?
>> According to the sysctl code looks like we should not add sysfs
>> interface to allow transition from "1" to "0"
>
> If you want it writable, you definitely want to code your own set
> function so it's one way. But perm 0 or 0444 make sense, too.


I like 'perm 0' :)

>
> Cheers,
> Rusty.
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Thanks
Dave


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