[PATCH] Updated module rewrite: 20 September

From: Rusty Russell (rusty@rustcorp.com.au)
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 22:46:55 EST

Convenient mega-patch [63k]:

You'll want the 0.4 version of module init tools [36k]:

Changes since yesterday:

        o PARAM() introduced
                o Unification of __setup and MODULE_PARM
                o Does type-checking
                o Collapses - to _ in options
                o Obsoletes __setup

        o __setup replaced in core code (ie. ones I need to compile).

        o x86 implementation of module_put_return
                o Makes it possible to safely control own refcnts sometimes.

        o Old-style module parameters implemented
                o Because there are too many modules for me to convert.

        o Module refcount cleanup to out-of-line the "not a
          module" case.

        o Probably lots of other things I forgot.

I have an exception table cleanup patch, but it conflicts with the
others (fairly trivially), so it's not in the megapatch:


Cheers & thanks,

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