On Mon, 15 Apr 2002 16:21:10 +0200 (MET DST),
"Maciej W. Rozycki" <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 13 Apr 2002, Keith Owens wrote:
>> The rules for stripping a module are "unusual". Some symbols have to
>> be kept even if they are static, because even static symbols can be
>> exported. The combination of strip -g to remove all debugging data
> Hmm, that looks weird to me. If exporting static symbols is permitted,
>shouldn't the symbols be marked global by EXPORT_SYMBOL() then?
Exporting static symbols has always been allowed. Exported symbols are
the module equivalent of lazy binding, which is logically no different
from passing the address of a static symbol via a structure to a
registration function. In either case the static symbol can be
accessed from outside the object, without being marked as global.