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Date:	Fri, 7 Dec 2007 18:48:43 +0100
From:	Adrian Bunk <>
To:	Tejun Heo <>
Cc:, Linux Kernel <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kbuild: implement modules.order

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 10:49:37PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> When multiple built-in modules (especially drivers) provide the same
> capability, they're prioritized by link order specified by the order
> listed in Makefile.  This implicit ordering is lost for loadable
> modules.

What exactly are the drivers you are thinking of?

I would rather see us getting away from any link order dependencies.

E.g. we might one day want to compile the whole kernel with one gcc call 
(using "--combine -fwhole-program").



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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