the same name of external kernel module as one of source file

Greg KH greg at
Tue May 5 09:47:32 EDT 2020

On Tue, May 05, 2020 at 03:39:11PM +0200, Tomek The Messenger wrote:
> Hi
> If I have something like this in makefile:
> obj-m := reset-core.o
> reset-core-y := reset-core-main.o reset-core-utils.o
> then module is built OK.
> If I have something like that:
>  obj-m := reset-core.o
> reset-core-y := reset-core.o reset-core-utils.o
> then it is wrongly built.
> So I will replace all source file characters '-' to '_' and I will have:
> obj-m := reset-core.o
> reset-core-y := reset_core.o reset_core_utils.o

Yes, because "reset-core" and "reset_core" are different.

> and everything will be OK, but it is a bit frustrating that code rules me
> instead of me rules code. Maybe there is another solution?

Nope, that's to be expected.

greg k-h

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