Beware of dragons in module loader code!
ceri at submonkey.net
Tue May 18 11:34:29 PDT 2004
On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 02:31:03PM -0700, Peter Wemm wrote:
> On Sunday 16 May 2004 06:36 pm, Peter Wemm wrote:
> > I've committed the support changes and enabled the new module loader,
> > but beware! It does still blow up! Consequently, I did *NOT* remove
> > the 'NO_MODULES' override in GENERIC etc because there are a number
> > of system daemons that will try and load things during startup. If
> > this suddenly started loading modules, it Would Be A Bad Thing.
> > On an unrelated note, I could really use some eyes looking at the
> > sys/kern/link_elf_obj.c file. Somewhere, I have a bug (or a series
> > of bugs) that is causing significant memory trashing.
> Turns out that there were multiple bugs, some in my code (which I fixed
> as a side effect of something else), and the big one was in the kernel
> linker itself (not my bug! :-).
> Anyway, the guts of kldload(8) support is there now. Now for kldxref(8)
> and loader(8). Whee.
Great news - thanks Peter.
The hiatus is back off, again.
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