On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 06:02:22PM +0800, rae l wrote:
> hello, Rusty:
> I encountered a problem when modules compiled built-in with bzImage:
> 
> open-iscsi is an iSCSI software, it has a userspace daemon(iscsid) and
> a userspace mani tool(iscsiadm) and a kernel module
> (scsi_transport_iscsi),
> recently the kernel module has been accepted into the official kernel
> release; since the module licensed with GPL, it could be compiled as
> built-in,
> 
> but when I compiled the module within the bzImage, the problem appeared:
> 
> tux ~ # iscsid -f
> iscsid: Missing or Invalid version from
> /sys/module/scsi_transport_iscsi/version. Make sure a up to date
> scsi_transport_iscsi module is loaded and a up todate version of
> iscsid is running. Exiting...
> 
> this is just because iscsid hope there's an external module could be
> under /sys/module, and read the kernel module's version information,
> but if the module compiled built-in, all its module information
> discarded and it doesn't appeared under /sys/module/, that would break
> iscsid.
> 
> Now the problem is:
> 
> Should we provide module information under
> /sys/module/<module-name>/... even if the module compiled built-in
> with bzImage?
> Or just this module(scsi_transport_iscsi) should be marked with [M] only?
> 
> if the former solution is preferred, I would be happy to work on
> MODULE_INFO-like macros improvements with CONFIG_MODULE undefined.

I recall Magnus Damm did something in this respect.
Try to google a bit and see if you hit something that
can be used as inspiration.

I was maybe only for module parameters (autoparm was the name I think).

It is not a perfect fit but maybe a help.

        Sam

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