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

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Fri Jan 17 2003 - 02:34:14 EST said:
> > > 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).
> Well, that depends on whether A defines S or not. If A does define S,
> then I don't care. I'd say "no", A does not depend on B. If A does
> not define S, then most definitely "yes", as with any other
> definition.

As long as doing so doesn't make modprobe fail to load A when B isn't
present or refuses to load. Otherwise what was the point in making it weak?


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