[RFC PATCH 1/3] Add kconfig_symbol attribute to struct module

From: Cristina Moraru
Date: Sun Jul 31 2016 - 11:37:38 EST

Create additional attribute in struct module
in order for each module to store its associate
kconfig CONFIG_* symbol.

The goal is to enable each module to expose in
/sys its corresponding CONFIG_* option. The value
of this attribute will be dynamically pegged by
modpost without requiring extra work from the
driver developers. Further, this information will
be used by a hardware interogation tool to extract
build information about the existent devices.

This patch is part of a research project within
Google Summer of Code of porting 'make localmodconfig'
for backported drivers.

Signed-off-by: Cristina Moraru <cristina.moraru09@xxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/module.h | 1 +
kernel/module.c | 1 +
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/module.h b/include/linux/module.h
index 3daf2b3..bef5e44 100644
--- a/include/linux/module.h
+++ b/include/linux/module.h
@@ -353,6 +353,7 @@ struct module {
struct module_attribute *modinfo_attrs;
const char *version;
const char *srcversion;
+ const char *kconfig_symbol;
struct kobject *holders_dir;

/* Exported symbols */
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 5f71aa6..4463c6c 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -757,6 +757,7 @@ static struct module_attribute modinfo_##field = { \


static char last_unloaded_module[MODULE_NAME_LEN+1];