Re: Module Identifier

From: Crispin Cowan (crispinat_private)
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 14:02:53 PDT

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    Greg KH wrote:
    >On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 01:32:44PM -0700, Crispin Cowan wrote:
    >>I propose that start maintaining a registry of known 
    >>module IDs. 
    >Bleah, I don't like this.  Like Richard said, if you want to worry about
    >collisions, try part of the MD5.
    >LANNA should be used if you want to track numbers, but since the LSM
    >patch isn't in the kernel, it would be pointless to ask them.
    What is "LANNA"? Obvious google queries take me to Linux sites in Thailand.
    >And it would be pointless to set up a web interface, if we aren't even
    >sure the number will survive in the "final" lsm version.
    ... and I agree with all of that, too.  There are forces that could 
    cause the numbers to change between now and the "final" LSM in the linux 
    kernel. This argues for the "do it later" approach.
    Caveat: "do it later" will abruptly turn into "do it now"as soon as 
    someone ships a widely distributed user-level application that depends 
    on an LSM module number.
    >I would think that the time it would take to set up the web interface
    >would be better spend getting the site working :)
    True, and cranky e-mail on that point was sent to David just this morning :)
    Crispin Cowan, Ph.D.
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