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Re: Can modules be stripped?

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: Can modules be stripped?
From: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:48:48 -0400
Cc: "MIPS/Linux List (SGI)" <>
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
To: "Scott A McConnell" <>
Cc: "MIPS/Linux List (SGI)" <>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: Can modules be stripped?

> On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Scott A McConnell wrote:
> > If I strip a module, insmod dies in obj_load() with Floating point
> > exception.
>  You can't strip modules as they are relocatables -- global symbols and
> relocations have to stay intact.

OK, you can't strip kernel modules (news to me, then again how often do I
use modules?), but it can't be because they "are relocatables".  I routinely
strip libraries without problem, and those are relocatables too.

So what's the real reason?


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