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authorMichal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>2009-12-07 15:38:33 (GMT)
committerMichal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>2009-12-12 12:08:16 (GMT)
commitbc081dd6e9f622c73334dc465359168543ccaabf (patch)
treec015f5eba8e1bc79b2eb3861b8e95f15ee6d047d /Documentation/kbuild/kbuild.txt
parent6299fee7b84ac7b4429b4e2787b99470a89cd5f5 (diff)
kbuild: generate modules.builtin
To make it easier for module-init-tools and scripts like mkinitrd to distinguish builtin and missing modules, install a modules.builtin file listing all builtin modules. This is done by generating an additional config file (tristate.conf) with tristate options set to uppercase 'Y' or 'M'. If we source that config file, the builtin modules appear in obj-Y. Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>
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+Output files
+This file records the order in which modules appear in Makefiles. This
+is used by modprobe to deterministically resolve aliases that match
+multiple modules.
+This file lists all modules that are built into the kernel. This is used
+by modprobe to not fail when trying to load something builtin.
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