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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] module: make it clearer when we're handling kallsyms symbols vs exported symbols
+++ Miroslav Benes [29/11/18 09:18 +0100]:
>On Fri, 23 Nov 2018, Jessica Yu wrote:
>> The module loader internally works with both exported symbols
>> represented as struct kernel_symbol, as well as Elf symbols from a
>> module's symbol table. It's hard to distinguish sometimes which type of
>> symbol we're handling given that some helper function names are not
>> consistent or helpful. Take get_ksymbol() for instance - are we
>> looking for an exported symbol or a kallsyms symbol here? Or symname()
>> and kernel_symbol_name() - which function handles an exported symbol and
>> which one an Elf symbol?
>> Clean up and unify the function naming scheme a bit to make it clear
>> which kind of symbol we're handling. This change only affects static
>> functions internal to the module loader.
>> Signed-off-by: Jessica Yu <>
>Reviewed-by: Miroslav Benes <>

Applied, thanks!


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