Writing framework in kernel

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Sun Mar 22 12:37:35 EDT 2020

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 05:08:15PM +0100, Tomek The Messenger wrote:
> Hi
> I am writing some framework for my kernel drivers. I delegated to framework
> the code which is common amongs all kernel drivers. So my framework module
> core.c has none probe, remove functions. It has also none module_init,
> module_exit functions at those are not needed.
> 1.) When I do modprobe of my core.ko I got error:
> 15.092976] testframework_core: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
> [   15.129532] testframework_core : Unknown symbol regmap_write (err 0)
> [   15.129554] testframework_core : Unknown symbol devm_kmalloc (err 0)
> [   15.129573] rstctl_core testframework_core : Unknown symbol
> of_property_read_variable_u32_array (err 0)
> [   15.129598] testframework_core : Unknown symbol sysfs_remove_groups (err
> 0)
> etc
> So I suppose I need to put in my core.c line:
> at the end of file in order to get rid of above problems. I will check if
> it helps.

Yes, that is what you need to do here, you are trying to access symbols
that are GPL-only, and you did not specify the license of your module to
the kernel.

good luck!

greg k-h

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