Re: [PATCH] Revert module directory hierarchy and depmod invocation

From: Alex Riesen (
Date: Fri Dec 13 2002 - 14:43:40 EST

Rusty Russell, Fri, Dec 13, 2002 04:04:57 +0100:
> While the kernel, depmod et. al. don't care, other tools want the
> directory hierarchy under /lib/modules/`uname -r`/. Sure, it's bogus
> for them to rely on kernel source layout, but noone has come up with a
> better alternative, so revert.
> NOTE: You *still* can't have two modules of the same name! (You never
> could).

Are you sure it actually is the patch which does what
you have described?
And where can one find the patch, btw?

> Name: Module init reentry fix
> Author: Rusty Russell
> Status: Tested on 2.5.51
> D: This changes the code to drop the module_mutex() before calling the
> D: module's init function, so module init functions can call
> D: request_module(). This was trivial before someone broke the module
> D: code to start non-live. Now it requires us to keep info on the
> D: exact module state.
> diff -urpN --exclude TAGS -X /home/rusty/devel/kernel/kernel-patches/current-dontdiff --minimal .27854-linux-2.5.51/include/linux/module.h .27854-linux-2.5.51.updated/include/linux/module.h
> --- .27854-linux-2.5.51/include/linux/module.h 2002-12-10 15:56:53.000000000 +1100
> +++ .27854-linux-2.5.51.updated/include/linux/module.h 2002-12-12 11:31:28.000000000 +1100
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