How to link a .o with all modules

H. Peter Anvin hpa at
Mon May 5 09:27:17 EST 2008

Kumar Gala wrote:
> Sam,
> We have a case in powerpc in which we want to link some library routines 
> with all module objects.  The routines are intended for handling 
> out-of-line function call register save/restore so having them as 
> EXPORT_SYMBOL() is counter productive (we do also need to link the same 
> "library" code into the kernel).

Why is having them as an EXPORT_SYMBOL() counterproductive?  It sounds 
like *exactly* what you need -- and then having the kernel provide the 
same code to modules, instead of replication...?


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