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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: allow modules to link *.a archives
On Wed, Jan 08, 2020 at 07:44:06AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, I agree, it's just going to bit-rot and people really shouldn't be
doing stuff like this in their kernel modules.

If they want to, they need to figure out how to do it themselves :)

greg k-h

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