Subject: Re: What's a "real" elf loader like ?
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/17/2006 17:27:57
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On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 04:54:59PM +0200, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:52:06AM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > The kernel options description files could have stuff like this:
> >=20
> >     modular defattr foo
> >=20
> >     modular device bar
> >=20
> >     device baz
> >     modular attach baz at fol with baz_fol
> >=20
> > which would mark repectively the attributes foo, bar and baz_fol as
> > potentially modular.  Then the user would have e.g.:
> >=20
> >     module baz* at fol?
> >=20
> > which would have the module baz_fol.o created.
> In this example, "baz" itself is not modular? It has to be compiled
> statically?
> If you had instead "modular device baz", you should be able to create
> modules baz.o and baz_fol.o, right?

Yes.  The example was meant to underline the granularity.  The side
effect of that is that it produces a lot of modules.  However, each of
them is in turn very specific.

Dependency between modules would be at the attribute level too, of

Quentin Garnier - -
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