[RFC][TRIVIAL] Print a KERN_INFO after a module gets loaded

From: Robinson Maureira Castillo (rmaureira@alumno.inacap.cl)
Date: Sat Jun 15 2002 - 00:27:31 EST

Hi all,

After some thinking (nothing serious) I came up with the idea of print a
KERN_INFO after a module got loaded, why? Think about this, some guy
inserts a LKM rootkit, obviously that module (think adore or knark)
doesn't say anything when it gets loaded. In this cases is useful to have
this feature, another example can be simply now the order of a group of
pre-requisite modules when you load something using modprobe(8).

Before doing this I searched the web, readed some docs and asked on
#kernelnewbies, it seems there's no standard way to log the insertion of a

I'm not sure if this is the right way to do this, I'm just adding a printk
after the module gets initialized, perhaps it must be done somewhere else,
comments/flames are welcome.

This is pretty useful, at least for me 8) (the printk, not the flames)

Best Regards

PS: Oops, I forgot, this applies happily against 2.4.18 and 2.5.21

diff -Nrua linux/kernel/module.c linux-info/kernel/module.c
--- linux/kernel/module.c Sat Jun 15 01:00:24 2002
+++ linux-info/kernel/module.c Sat Jun 15 01:02:37 2002
@@ -560,6 +560,7 @@
        /* And set it running. */
        mod->flags = (mod->flags | MOD_RUNNING) & ~MOD_INITIALIZING;
+ printk(KERN_INFO "module: %s loaded\n", mod->name);
        error = 0;
        goto err0;

Robinson Maureira Castillo
Asesor DAI

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