Re: MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") not working for me

From: Stephen Williams
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 20:36:29 EST

I've attached the Makefile as I have it so far, and I've also attached the
output from make ... V=2. The Makefile is a canonical multi-object-file
module makefile, with some extra trappings for version stamping
and my source code management.

When I look at the object files, NONE of the generated *.o files contains
a .modinfo section, even though there are MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
lines in the linux.c source file.

Incidentally, the source files in the ../libvidforio directory are generic,
so do not include any kernel header files.

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 10:20:46AM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Stephen Williams <steveicarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > I have some large drivers for use in embedded arm systems, and
>> > I want them to be GPL, because I want to use some symbols exported
>> > as GPL, and also because I just wanna. But it is not working for
>> > me. I've attached my Makefile. I'm building from outside the kernel
>> > tree, but that should be OK. (right?) I'm using the following script to
>> > actually build:
>> More information: I can see that the vidfor.o object file, indeed
>> none of my *.o files, have a .modinfo section. In other situations
>> where the licens stamp works, the .modinfo section is present.
>> I'm using the CodeSourcery build of the arm toolchain, and in
>> the simple cases (module that is a single source file) the
>> modinfo information works. Hmm...
> I lost the original mail...
> Could you try to post the output of make V=2 when you build your module
> and the Makefile fragment again.
>        Sam

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