order of call to built-in modules

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Mon Apr 11 16:16:10 EDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 11:04:55PM +0300, David Shwatrz wrote:
> HI,
> The macros module_init() and module_exit() are used both in case
> a source is built-in (the code is called from the init stage) or as a
> kernel module (implementing a init_module symbol).
> In case 2 of /built-in/ modules  I am wondering if it is
> possible to know by advance the order used to call the various
> module_init() entry points. Is it possible to fix this order?

Yes, the ordering is done by link order.  See the kernel Makefiles which
determine this order.

Hope this helps,

greg k-h

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