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Old 02-08-2005, 06:44 PM   #1
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modules & symbols


three questions:
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Where is module version information stored?
What stores module version information?
Why do individual symbols store version information, and not whole modules?
 
Old 02-08-2005, 07:10 PM   #2
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I believe the module version information is stored in the actual binary itself. It is stored when the module is compiled (it is compiled against the kernel source).

The reason why individual symbols store version information is it is possible for kernels with the same version number to have different versions of some functions. The big issue is not everyone uses the vanilla kernel... you could have nay number of updates or patches installed.
 
  


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