Re: some tiny and dumb questions

Albert D. Cahalan (
Sun, 17 May 1998 21:10:20 -0400 (EDT)

C. Scott Ananian writes:

> firmware should be linked directly into the module.
> It's fairly simple to write a tool that translates an
> arbitrary binary file into an equivalent C array declaration...

I've always wondered why we need to do that. Couldn't we just
create a .o file directly? The base name of the input file would
be a good choice for the symbol name.

Another thought: is there a way to keep all the symbol names with
the kernel and make that data itself available? When I get some time,
I'd like to put full symbol information in the kernel like most
other modern unix systems do.

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