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SubjectRe: [PATCH] modules: add support for soft module dependencies
On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 09:32:02AM +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Herbert Xu <> writes:
> > Hi Rusty:
> >
> > I don't know why this patch never went into the kernel, even
> > though the corresponding features have been added to modprobe
> > in most if not all distros.
> Because Andreas never sent me the patch? This is the first I've *heard*
> of this feature. Looks like it didn't hit lkml either. And what was
> 2/2?

2/2 was the patch to actually use this in crc32c.

> It's not how I would have done this: post-deps are more flexibly done at
> runtime, because the module may have to do work to figure out what to
> pull in. But since it already exists, I'll apply this patch: it doesn't
> cost the kernel anything.
> And I've fixed the example, so we know how to list multiple modules!

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