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Re: Core statement on directory naming for kernel modules
On Dec 17, 1:54am, David Laight wrote:
} On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 08:00:27AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
} > Changes to config(1) to extend the existing notion of whether or not
} > an option is built-in to the kernel, to three states: built-in, not
} > built-in but loadable as a module, entirely excluded and not even
} > loadable as a module.
} Add built-in and marked as 'loaded' in the module list.
Have you typed "modstat" lately? Built-in modules do show up in
the module list. A 6.99.7 i386 kernel from May 13th is showing 115
} It would also allow, on some architectures at least , a netbsd.o
} be generated with 'ld -r' and modules added (with ld -r) later
} prior to a final link.
This would probably be a good way of doing it, since it might even
allow for the unloading of built-in modules in such a way that they
could be replaced. Right now, built-in modules can't be unloaded as
they are part of a monolithic kernel and there is no way of untangling
them. Being able to properly unload a built-in module would be a nice
}-- End of excerpt from David Laight
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