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Re: [PATCH] framework for building modules externally

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] framework for building modules externally
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 20:55:52 +0200
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Robert Millan wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 01:32:29PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Attached patch makes it possible to build modules externally, by:
>>   - Installing headers in system include dir.
>>   - Exporting two ABI tags (a build-time macro and a run-time variable)
>>     for run-time comparison.
>>   - Exporting a makefile with COMMON_*FLAGS variables.
> Looks like I missed some important details.  The headers and some macros are
> not enough, as we need to reproduce part of the build system to build a module
> externally.  This new patch provides the following:

Interesting idea. However how do you define GRUB ABI :) ? What is it,
kernel, certain set of modules, or how :) ?

Versioning of the modules would be a good idea indeed to make sure
mismatched modules are not tried together.

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