Re: [module-init-tools] fix weak symbol handling

From: Rusty Russell (
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 20:57:03 EST

In message <> you write:
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 02:16:57PM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > So the semantics you want are that if A declares a weak symbol S, and
> > B exports a (presumably non-weak) symbol S, then A depends on B?
> No. The semantics I need is if A references a weak symbol S
> and *no one* implements it, then S resolves to NULL.

Sorry, I was unclear. I want to know the dependency semantics:

If B exports S, should depmod believe A needs B, or not? Your patch
leaves that semantic (all it does is suppress the errors).

I'm not sure what semantics are "right", since I don't know what
you're trying to do, or what is wrong with get_symbol().

Hope that clarifies?

  Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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