RFC: new utility, kmodpatch

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at iet.unipi.it
Fri Jan 2 22:12:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 01, 2009 at 07:19:12PM -0500, Ben Kaduk wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Oliver Pinter <oliver.pntr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Do You think for this project: http://www.ksplice.com/ ?
> >
> > On 1/1/09, Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at iet.unipi.it> wrote:
> >> I mentioned this utility a couple of months ago, and it's now working
> >> so i would like to receive feedback on whether this is good to have
> >> as part of the system, or just keep it as a port (which is what
> >> i plan to do by default).
> >>
> >> In a nutshell, the kmodpatch utility can print or alter the content
> >> of device/quirk tables in kernel modules (I think Linux has some
> >> similar tool, though i don't remember the name -- or perhaps it is
> >> a feature of insmod ?).
> >>
> Ksplice is not yet in the linux kernel tree, so it's probably not
> what Luigi was referring to.  However, it is a pretty impressive

correct, i think there is some feature (in insmod or whatever the
utility to load a module is) to configure the module so it uses
certain variables (perhaps including recognising a given USB vendor-id pair?)


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