Re: 2.5.47bk2 + current modutils == broken hotplug

From: David Brownell (
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 15:40:51 EST

Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 12:11:01PM -0800, David Brownell wrote:
>>The module-init-tools-0.6.tar.gz utilities (or something
>>related -- kbuild changes?) break hotplug since they no
>>longer produce the /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/modules.*map
>>files as output ... so the hotplug agents don't have the
>>pre-built database mapping device info to drivers.
> Last I heard, Rusty's still working on this. He's also going to be
> changing the format so we don't expose kernel structures to userspace,
> which would be a good thing.

So long as the _information_ in those structures stays available, good.
And it'd be handy if the text format for that information didn't change;
how it's stored in object modules doesn't matter.

> In short, he knows this is a requirement, and shouldn't be broken for
> long.

Good, that's important.

- Dave

> thanks,
> greg k-h

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