order of call to built-in modules

Gasparini Andrea gaspa at yattaweb.it
Mon Apr 11 16:19:46 EDT 2011

Hi David

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 10:04 PM, David Shwatrz <dshwatrz at gmail.com> 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?
> rgs,

If I recall correctly, the order is given by the Makefile, so to have
a driver being initialized before another one, you have to remangle
your Makefile tree to match the order you want.

Hope it helps.

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