Novice questions

Robert Schwebel r.schwebel at
Fri Jul 2 03:11:29 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 05:03:27AM +0200, Jose Luis Zabalza wrote:
> I'm trying write some code into barebox and  I have seen things that
> caught my attention.
> 1.- Modules on barebox. lsmod, insmod commands, EXPORT_SYMBOL() macro.
> What is the purpouse of these ? Modules have no means less memory
> footprint ;-??

There are people out there who want to be able to add functionality
later. Think about a product which was delivered in large quantities;
then you decide that you need a new functionality in the bootloader.
Modules make a nice interface for doing so.

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