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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] moduleparam: Save information about built-in modules in separate file
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Alexey Gladkov <gladkov.alexey@gmail.com> writes:

> Problem:
>
> When a kernel module is compiled as a separate module, some important
> information about the kernel module is available via .modinfo section of
> the module. In contrast, when the kernel module is compiled into the
> kernel, that information is not available.
>
> Information about built-in modules is necessary in the following cases:
>
> 1. When it is necessary to find out what additional parameters can be
> passed to the kernel at boot time.
>
> 2. When you need to know which module names and their aliases are in
> the kernel. This is very useful for creating an initrd image.

I would just keep it in the vmlinux as a non loadable segment, which
won't make it into bzImage. vmlinux passed around anyways, and
it's easier to handle than extra files, and it already has plenty
of metadata in it.

-Andi

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