[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/2] tools: Add support for handling built-in kernel modules

Kamil Rytarowski krytarowski at caviumnetworks.com
Thu Jan 28 13:54:05 CET 2016

W dniu 28.01.2016 o 12:22, Panu Matilainen pisze:
> On 01/28/2016 01:17 PM, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>> I retained the logic for special case of vfio-pci. At the moment
>> (according to my knowledge) there are no other DPDK modules with this
>> name replacement.
>> I checked few example Linux modules and if a module is named with dash,
>> it's being replaced to underscore. The modprobe(8) tool can accept both
>> names as interchangeable (with dash and underscore).
>> Would you like to make it a general rule and replace all dashes with
>> underscores?
> It would be nice to behave the same as modprobe wrt dash and 
> underscore, yes.
>     - Panu -

My patch is intended to support built-in modules, the rest isn't that 
trivial without changing the behavior.

I prototyped it and it added extra unnecessary complexity, while we just 
want to handle vfio_pci -> vfio-pci.

I'm going to submit new version with improved comment in the code. 
Please continue possible improvements in separate threads.

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