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Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/puffs/rump_smbfs

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 09:05:38AM +0100, Nick Hudson wrote:
> > People are most welcome to fix this ugliness 
> > properly by helping to get rid of link sets in the kernel.
> I'm glad you agree that link sets are ugly. On the matter of a getting rid of 
> them I did offer to discuss a solution, but was ignored. 

Like all things they have their place, but overuse can be a problem.

For instance they could solve the problem of getting an intial entry
point (code or data) into a kernel 'module' that has being linked
into a kernel with 'ld -r'.
(when modules are loaded it is possibly to do a symbol lookup...)

There are probably other places where it is difficult to call an
explicit initialiser.

It is all rather similar to the proliferation of memory pools - for
things where 'malloc' would be fine.


David Laight:

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