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Re: The default system module area path

Among other things, that same directory is the default location for finding the proplist associated with the module when it is being loaded from the filesystem.

See module_load_plist_vfs() in kern/kern_module_vfs.c ...

On Wed, 10 Aug 2011, Julio Merino wrote:

On 8/10/11 5:53 AM, Marc Balmer wrote:
Currently, we install kernel modules under the following path


The duplication of the name probabably was meant to prevent escaping the
path when a module name like ../../../foo was given on the commandline.

IIRC, that name duplication was in the spirit of Mac OS X bundles: you have a directory that defines the module, and inside you have the binary and possibly any associated data files that may be required.

Have you asked the original author for his rationale? (I presume that was ad@).


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