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authorMatthias Maennich <>2019-09-06 11:32:31 +0100
committerJessica Yu <>2019-09-10 10:30:38 +0200
commit1d082773ff30e97c8bc10b65c4aa0d073664caac (patch)
tree44d4280e8bee575c119e624589e00130d5c7744e /.gitignore
parent8e2adc6a00cd96c07fcfa8adfbedbb4be681b8a7 (diff)
modpost: add support for generating namespace dependencies
This patch adds an option to modpost to generate a <module>.ns_deps file per module, containing the namespace dependencies for that module. E.g. if the linked module my-module.ko would depend on the symbol myfunc.MY_NS in the namespace MY_NS, the my-module.ns_deps file created by modpost would contain the entry MY_NS to express the namespace dependency of my-module imposed by using the symbol myfunc. These files can subsequently be used by static analysis tools (like coccinelle scripts) to address issues with missing namespace imports. A later patch of this series will introduce such a script 'nsdeps' and a corresponding make target to automatically add missing MODULE_IMPORT_NS() definitions to the module's sources. For that it uses the information provided in the generated .ns_deps files. Co-developed-by: Martijn Coenen <> Signed-off-by: Martijn Coenen <> Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Signed-off-by: Matthias Maennich <> Signed-off-by: Jessica Yu <>
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