Re: Stripping in module

From: Wakko Warner
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 11:12:27 EST

Michael Tokarev wrote:
> Wakko Warner wrote:
> []
> > I would also be interested in this. For instance the AIC7xxx driver has
> > every PCI id in the module I think in the .modinfo section which is not
> > truely required once depmod has been run. []
> The .modinfo section, for example the PCI IDs, IS required for the
> module to function properly. The kernel and the module uses that
> tables to determime which devices to work with, and with which paramteres.

I stripped out the section that had alias= and other vars from aic7xxx and
it still worked. Not all modules worked doing that.

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