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From: selvakumar nagendran <>
To: "Randy.Dunlap" <>
Subject: Module : Pipefs : doubts
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 22:38:25 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hello Randy,
     Thanks for ur help. See I do know that pipe.o is
compiled into the main kernel image. But the following
code block in pipe.c, made me to think as if pipefs
has been implemented as a module in the kernel. Bcoz
it used module_init and module_exit macros. That's why
I got confused. Can u explain the reason for this?


static DECLARE_FSTYPE(pipe_fs_type, "pipefs",
pipefs_read_super, FS_NOMOUNT);

static int __init init_pipe_fs(void)
	int err = register_filesystem(&pipe_fs_type);
	if (!err) {
		pipe_mnt = kern_mount(&pipe_fs_type);
		err = PTR_ERR(pipe_mnt);
		if (IS_ERR(pipe_mnt))
			err = 0;
	return err;

static void __exit exit_pipe_fs(void)


--- "Randy.Dunlap" <> wrote:
> selvakumar nagendran wrote:
> > Hello linux-experts,
> >     I went through the kernel source code file
> > /fs/pipe.c and I found that the pipe file system
> > configured as a module. But in lsmod I am unable
> to
> > see it. This is my first doubt.
 Where do you see that?
 fs/pipe.o is always built into the kernel image.

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  reply	other threads:[~2005-01-10  6:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-01-10  5:04 Pipefs : doubts selvakumar nagendran
2005-01-10  5:57 ` Randy.Dunlap
2005-01-10  6:38   ` selvakumar nagendran [this message]
2005-01-10 14:48     ` Module : " Randy.Dunlap

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