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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v10 5/8] module: implement module loading

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v10 5/8] module: implement module loading
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:00:16 +0200
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Il 16/09/2013 12:57, Gerd Hoffmann ha scritto:
>   Hi,
>> With this patch, a module will not be able to use the module_init macro
>> twice.  I am not sure this is an acceptable limitation, especially if we
>> do not have a dependency system within modules and/or load them with
> Exactly.  To modularize spice we need either inter-module dependencies,
> so spice-audio.mo can depend on spice-core.mo etc, or allow multiple
> module_init calls so we can link all spice components into one big
> spice.mo module and each component can use module_init.

We could also have a huge web of shared objects like LibreOffice has
(spice-core.so depending on qemu-system.so, and spice.mo depending on
spice-core.so), but I'm not really suggesting that...


> It's not mandatory for the initial revision, we'll need a bit more (like
> registering monitor commands for 'info spice') so we can actually
> modularize spice.  But it should definitively on the radar for the
> planning ...
> cheers,
>   Gerd

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