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Commit 551559e1 authored by Tejun Heo's avatar Tejun Heo Committed by Sam Ravnborg

kbuild: implement modules.order

When multiple built-in modules (especially drivers) provide the same
capability, they're prioritized by link order specified by the order
listed in Makefile.  This implicit ordering is lost for loadable

When driver modules are loaded by udev, what comes first in
modules.alias file is selected.  However, the order in this file is
indeterministic (depends on filesystem listing order of installed
modules).  This causes confusion.

The solution is two-parted.  This patch updates kbuild such that it
generates and installs modules.order which contains the name of
modules ordered according to Makefile.  The second part is update to
depmod such that it generates output files according to this file.

Note that both obj-y and obj-m subdirs can contain modules and
ordering information between those two are lost from beginning.
Currently obj-y subdirs are put before obj-m subdirs.

Sam Ravnborg cleaned up Makefile modifications and suggested using awk
to remove duplicate lines from modules.order instead of using separate
C program.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
Acked-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Bill Nottingham <>
Cc: Rusty Russell <>
Cc: Kay Sievers <>
Cc: Jon Masters <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <>
parent 9e233625
......@@ -1021,9 +1021,14 @@ ifdef CONFIG_MODULES
all: modules
# Build modules
# A module can be listed more than once in obj-m resulting in
# duplicate lines in modules.order files. Those are removed
# using awk while concatenating to the final file.
PHONY += modules
modules: $(vmlinux-dirs) $(if $(KBUILD_BUILTIN),vmlinux)
$(Q)$(AWK) '!x[$$0]++' $(vmlinux-dirs:%=$(objtree)/%/modules.order) > $(objtree)/modules.order
@echo ' Building modules, stage 2.';
$(Q)$(MAKE) -f $(srctree)/scripts/Makefile.modpost
......@@ -1051,6 +1056,7 @@ _modinst_:
rm -f $(MODLIB)/build ; \
ln -s $(objtree) $(MODLIB)/build ; \
@cp -f $(objtree)/modules.order $(MODLIB)/
$(Q)$(MAKE) -f $(srctree)/scripts/Makefile.modinst
# This depmod is only for convenience to give the initial
......@@ -1110,7 +1116,7 @@ clean: archclean $(clean-dirs)
@find . $(RCS_FIND_IGNORE) \
\( -name '*.[oas]' -o -name '*.ko' -o -name '.*.cmd' \
-o -name '.*.d' -o -name '.*.tmp' -o -name '*.mod.c' \
-o -name '*.symtypes' \) \
-o -name '*.symtypes' -o -name 'modules.order' \) \
-type f -print | xargs rm -f
# mrproper - Delete all generated files, including .config
......@@ -83,10 +83,12 @@ ifneq ($(strip $(obj-y) $(obj-m) $(obj-n) $(obj-) $(lib-target)),)
builtin-target := $(obj)/built-in.o
modorder-target := $(obj)/modules.order
# We keep a list of all modules in $(MODVERDIR)
__build: $(if $(KBUILD_BUILTIN),$(builtin-target) $(lib-target) $(extra-y)) \
$(if $(KBUILD_MODULES),$(obj-m)) \
$(if $(KBUILD_MODULES),$(obj-m) $(modorder-target)) \
$(subdir-ym) $(always)
......@@ -275,6 +277,19 @@ $(builtin-target): $(obj-y) FORCE
targets += $(builtin-target)
endif # builtin-target
# Rule to create modules.order file
# Create commands to either record .ko file or cat modules.order from
# a subdirectory
modorder-cmds = \
$(foreach m, $(modorder), \
$(if $(filter %/modules.order, $m), \
cat $m;, echo kernel/$m;))
$(modorder-target): $(subdir-ym) FORCE
$(Q)(cat /dev/null; $(modorder-cmds)) > $@
# Rule to compile a set of .o files into one .a file
......@@ -25,6 +25,11 @@ lib-y := $(filter-out $(obj-y), $(sort $(lib-y) $(lib-m)))
# o if we encounter foo/ in $(obj-m), remove it from $(obj-m)
# and add the directory to the list of dirs to descend into: $(subdir-m)
# Determine modorder.
# Unfortunately, we don't have information about ordering between -y
# and -m subdirs. Just put -y's first.
modorder := $(patsubst %/,%/modules.order, $(filter %/, $(obj-y)) $(obj-m:.o=.ko))
__subdir-y := $(patsubst %/,%,$(filter %/, $(obj-y)))
subdir-y += $(__subdir-y)
__subdir-m := $(patsubst %/,%,$(filter %/, $(obj-m)))
......@@ -64,6 +69,7 @@ real-objs-m := $(foreach m, $(obj-m), $(if $(strip $($(m:.o=-objs)) $($(m:.o=-y)
extra-y := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(extra-y))
always := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(always))
targets := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(targets))
modorder := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(modorder))
obj-y := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(obj-y))
obj-m := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(obj-m))
lib-y := $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(lib-y))
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