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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: allow modules to link *.a archives
On Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 12:23:24PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> Since commit 69ea912fda74 ("kbuild: remove unneeded link_multi_deps"),
> modules cannot link *.a archives.
>
> I do not see such a usecase in the upstream code, but multiple people
> reported this issue, so it seems to be a desired feature for external
> modules.

Kernel policy is to not keep around infrastructure not used upstream.
And linking archives in the kernel doesn't really make any sense, so
this shouldn't go in in any form.

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