linux/elf.h vs linux/module.h [was: 2.5-bk AT_GID clash]

From: Anders Gustafsson (
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 06:17:45 EST

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 05:07:03AM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> In message <> you write:
> > On Tue, 2002-11-12 at 11:16, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > > This might be kOK too, but in practice I don't think much will be in
> > > moduleloader.h: asm/module.h only really defines struct
> > > mod_arch_specific, which is embedded in struct module, and struct
> > > module needs to be exposed for those inlines...
> >
> > But does everyone who wants to implement a module need to be exposed
> > to all the details of the elf header?
> Well, linux/module.h -> asm/module.h -> linux/elf.h. Although if you
> use #define instead of typedef you can break the last link. Feel free
> to send a patch to split it into moduleload.h or something, but I
> think it'll look tiny.

At least for i386 there is no inclusion of elf.h from asm/module.h, and they
are already defines. And a quick grep in the other arches shows no direct
include of elf.h. So removing elf.h from module.h should relieve all
sourcefiles[*] including module.h implicitly including elf.h too, which imho
is a good thing.

[*] find . -name "*.c" | xargs grep "include <linux/module.h>" | wc -l

Anders Gustafsson - -
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