[klibc] inclusion of alias handling in klibc insmod
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Sun Jan 29 11:19:59 PST 2006
Vassilis Virvilis wrote:
> problems were fnmatch(), getopt_long(), index() and some
> minor ELF stuff. I posted patches for all.
> I used the simplified version of udev.
> Bad news: no support for flags
> Good news: modprobe does not uses flags
> First version has a short cirquited version of getopt_long()
> based on getopt() which simply ignores --long options.
> problem is modprobe has functionality that is accesible only
> through the long options.
> Then I submitted a patch which was an actuall getopt_long() (BSD)
> implementation without the GNUisms to save space but
> it was rejected by the maintainer...
> IRC the minor issues index() and ELF stuff was accepted from
> back then.
> In retrospect I regret the index() thing I pushed back then.
> I should have pushed it to the modules-init maintainer instead,
> but I was unable to reach him in a public mailing and I didn't
> want to send him personal mail for something like:
> *** please use strchr() instead of index()
I would like to pull out index() if at all possible, so if you could
still push that at modules-init that would be good. index() is one of
the most namespace-polluting functions ever invented.
I should look at the fnmatch() and getopt_long() patch again... I can't
remember why I rejected it, and that's a good sign I should really look
at it again.
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