[linux-dvb] [RFC PATCH 0/3] Fix module information when symbol_get is used

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at infradead.org
Sat Mar 10 05:31:22 CET 2007


Hi Rusty,

DVB code uses symbol_get/symbol_put functions at module.c to allow
dynamically add frontend modules (responsible for tuning and
demodulating the digital signal). The problem is that symbol_get doesn't
properly mark the module that requested it.

Trent worked on a fix for this, by using 3 patches. One on module.c,
another on mtd driver, and the last one on linux-dvb.

With the patch, lsmod produces output like this:
cx88_dvb               14084  0
or51132                 9988  1 cx88_dvb

Without it, this is what you get:
cx88_dvb               14084  0
or51132                 9988  1


 drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c             |    5 -
 drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c |    9 +--
 drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c             |    4 -
 include/linux/module.h                    |   13 ++--
 kernel/module.c                           |   87 ++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 5 files changed, 80 insertions(+), 38 deletions(-)




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