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Subject[RFC PATCH 2/5] Add CONFIG symbol to module as compilation parameter
Add CONFIG symbol to kernel modules as a define via -D
compilation parameter. The CONFIG_FOO symbol for each
module is determined by the module name, using the
associations from Module.ksymb. This file is loaded
using the 'include' directive, thus run like a regular
makefile. The format of the content of the file is the


creating a set of Makefile variables foo_KCONF with the
CONFIG_FOO as values.

The Makefile then adds this value in the compilation
command with -DKBUILD_KCONF='"CONFIG_FOO"'.

This patch is part of a research project within
Google Summer of Code of porting 'make localmodconfig'
for backported drivers. The goal is to enable each
module to expose in /sys its corresponding CONFIG_* option.
The value of this attribute will be dynamically pegged by
modpost without requiring extra work from the driver developers.
Further, this information will be used by a hardware interogation
tool to extract build information about the existing devices.

Signed-off-by: Cristina Moraru <>
scripts/Makefile.lib | 9 ++++++++-
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.lib b/scripts/Makefile.lib
index e7df0f5..8ae9b7f 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.lib
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.lib
@@ -89,6 +89,10 @@ multi-objs-m := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(multi-objs-m))
subdir-ym := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(subdir-ym))
obj-dirs := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(obj-dirs))

+# Include Module.ksymb which contains the associations of modules' names
+# and corresponding CONFIG_* options
+include Module.ksymb
# These flags are needed for modversions and compiling, so we define them here
# already
# $(modname_flags) #defines KBUILD_MODNAME as the name of the module it will
@@ -100,6 +104,9 @@ name-fix = $(squote)$(quote)$(subst $(comma),_,$(subst -,_,$1))$(quote)$(squote)
basename_flags = -DKBUILD_BASENAME=$(call name-fix,$(basetarget))
modname_flags = $(if $(filter 1,$(words $(modname))),\
-DKBUILD_MODNAME=$(call name-fix,$(modname)))
+ksym-fix = $(squote)$(quote)$($(subst $(comma),_,$(subst -,_,$1))_KCONF)$(quote)$(squote)
+ksymb_flags = $(if $(filter 1,$(words $(modname))),\
+ -DKBUILD_KSYMB=$(call ksym-fix, $(modname)))

$(ccflags-y) $(CFLAGS_$(basetarget).o)
@@ -162,7 +169,7 @@ endif

c_flags = -Wp,-MD,$(depfile) $(NOSTDINC_FLAGS) $(LINUXINCLUDE) \
$(__c_flags) $(modkern_cflags) \
- $(basename_flags) $(modname_flags)
+ $(basename_flags) $(modname_flags) $(ksymb_flags)

a_flags = -Wp,-MD,$(depfile) $(NOSTDINC_FLAGS) $(LINUXINCLUDE) \
$(__a_flags) $(modkern_aflags)
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