On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 05:22:42PM -0500, David Kesselring wrote:
> > The function that I am missing (release_firmware) is compiled into
> > lib/lib.a. and shows up in lib.a.flags. But it does not show up in vmlinux
> > binary or the symbol table. I couldn't see that the generic Malta make
> > file has any garbage collection on but I can't see where it is lost.
> > What I get is unresolved symbols when I insmod my driver.
> > Any ideas from the experts?
> It's a library so if no reference is preceeding the library that member
> won't be linked in.
And to be usable by a module, you have to make sure the symbol is exported by
the kernel using EXPORT_SYMBOL().
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