get_module_symbol / put_module_symbol

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Tue Aug 8 03:47:23 EDT 2000

scote1 at Matrox.COM said:
>  I want to compile MTD builtin in the kernel but the usage of
> get_module_symbol and put_module_symbol makes it impossible at the
> moment.  I grepped -r 'put_module_symbol' in linux/drivers/* for linux
> 2.2.16 and MTD was the only driver using it.  I'm not sure how this
> should be replaced but I'd really like to get rid of it. 

There's a fairly small patch to add put_module_symbol() to the 2.2 kernel, 
and to change the behaviour of get_module_symbol() accordingly - to make it 
match the 2.4 versions.

If you can come up with a better way to handle use counts, feel free.


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