Regarding module init function

anish kumar anish198519851985 at
Tue Jan 8 11:44:16 EST 2013

On Tue, 2013-01-08 at 14:51 +0100, Tobias Boege wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jan 2013, Rahul Bedarkar wrote:
> > Ok. in init/main.c we call do_basic_setup(). Where do_initcalls call each
> > of init functions from __early_initcall_end to __initcall_end. But I don't
> > know from where these values gets initialized.
> > 
> Take a look at include/linux/init.h. There you can find the macros for
> declaring various init functions. They all go into special sections. The
> rest is linker magic (e.g. arch/x86/kernel/{,.S}).
> > I want to know when one of auxdriver (selected in from menuconfig) is built
> > as built-in module. When and Who calls it's init function ?
> It's, too, in the init.h. There are two definitions of module_init()
> depending on whether MODULE is declared or not. The first definition is
How does the individual driver define this MODULE?I think some macro
magic works here.
> accompanied by a useful comment about where the init function is called in
> either case.
> Regards,
> Tobi
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