[linux-dvb] idea on how to break the static dependencies on demodulator modules

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Fri Apr 28 12:28:22 CEST 2006


On Fri, Apr 28, 2006, Trent Piepho wrote:
> But....  There are no users of symbol_put_addr(), and there is a reason!  Ever
> since this patch:
> 
> Fix race between CONFIG_DEBUG_SLABALLOC and modules
> Sun, 27 Jun 2004 17:55:19 +0000 (17:55 +0000)
> http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/old-2.6-bkcvs.git;a=commit;h=92b3db26d31cf21b70e3c1eadc56c179506d8fbe
> 
> using symbol_put_addr() will hang your kernel.  So, probably best not to use
> it.

Hm, that is not abvious to me from looking at the patch.
Have you tried it?

If symbol_put_addr() is broken it should either be fixed
or removed from the kernel. Have you reported the problem
to lkml and/or bugzilla.kernel.org?


Johannes



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