Subject: Re: LKM support
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From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/1996 12:29:00
>References: <>
>From: Michael Graff <>
>Date: 07 Nov 1996 11:50:30 -0500
>Mike Long <> writes:
>> You should be able to use MFS without FFS; MFS should pull in the
>> necessary FFS bits on its own.  If it doesn't, I'd call that a bug.
>And just how would you suggest this be done?
>If I link in the ffs system automatically, that's ok.  If the mfs
>LKM contains the ffs code internally, then you're screwed when you try
>to load both mfs and ffs due to duplicate symbols.

You'd have to feed modload a library (.a) instead of an object (.o).
Then, when modload links the module against the kernel, it pulls in
the FFS support only if it's needed.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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