[klibc] inclusion of alias handling in klibc insmod
j at bitron.ch
Fri Jan 27 15:54:40 PST 2006
On Fre, 2006-01-27 at 16:29 -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 1/27/06, Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 03:40:25PM -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > > Just curious if anyone has done anything similar, as I'd rather not
> > > reporduce work. I'm going to put alias handling (and only alias
> > > handling) into a modified version of insmod. The reason I'm doing
> > > this is to aid in boot time module loading via aliases exposed in
> > > sysfs. Sure, I could include modprobe directly in the initramfs, but
> > > it's a bit large, and I really only need alias resolution, not the
> > > other parts of the syntax.
> > How will thie alias resolution handle the need to load dependant
> > modules? That's why this is done in modprobe instead of insmod.
> In addition to the alias additions, parsing modules.dep is trivial. I
> was planning on adding that as well.
> Do you see this as unnecessary? Adding modprobe to the initramfs is
> fine, but it uses a handful of glibc specifc functions - well,
> rephrase, posix functions not included in klibc - for instance
> I could just create modprobe in it's entirety for klibc, if that
> sounds more feasible/logical.
You may download my port of a slightly simplified version of modprobe
3.2.2 for klibc 1.1.16 from
Posted an older version to linux-hotplug-devel a year ago. Works fine
here for udev-enabled initramfs.
Jürg Billeter <j at bitron.ch>
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