Re: kernel param and KBUILD_MODNAME name-munging mess

From: Roman Zippel (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 14:41:47 EST


Kai Germaschewski wrote:

> KBUILD_BASENAME needs to be an un-stringified symbol following
> certain conventions to make it possible to use it e.g. in
> include/linux/spinlock.h, that's why '-' and ',' are escaped to '_'.
> However, for all I can tell, this is not true for KBUILD_MODNAME, since
> that seems to be only used for constructing an actual string, which of
> course can contain all kinds of characters. So I think using the first
> approach would be somewhat nicer, as it gets rid of the unintuitive
> "ide-cd" -> "ide_cd" munging on the kernel command line.

It might be useful later to build a list of builtin modules. Currently
we do nothing if a builtin module fails to initialize, but we should
disable dependent modules and remove the exported symbols.
Maybe it's better to provide the module name both as label and string.

bye, Roman

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