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From: Miguel Ojeda <>
To: Hanqing Zhao <>
Cc: rust-for-linux <>
Subject: Re: [Question] import third-party crates in kernel modules
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 22:20:41 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 9:10 PM Hanqing Zhao <> wrote:
> I am actually writing a new alloc crate for linux kernel.

Please note that we are still evaluating how to approach this. The
best way to get involved with high-level design is to join the

> I think it would be better if we can import 3rd-party crates while
> developing and testing our own kernel modules,
> i.e., we do not need to guarantee that the kernel module having
> 3rd-party dependencies can become an in-tree module,
> but we can compile a .ko that has a 3rd-part dependency
> during offline development and testing.

We need whatever infrastructure is required to be available for
in-tree modules too (and we need to focus on those first). A lot of
things are missing, indeed, but we will get there!

Meanwhile, perhaps you can manually import them as a workaround -- I
understand that missing functionality can be a bit painful.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-26 20:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-26 17:01 [Question] import third-party crates in kernel modules Hanqing Zhao
2021-04-26 18:32 ` Miguel Ojeda
2021-04-26 19:10   ` Hanqing Zhao
2021-04-26 20:20     ` Miguel Ojeda [this message]
2021-04-26 20:41       ` Hanqing Zhao
2021-04-26 23:16         ` Miguel Ojeda
2021-04-27  1:28         ` Wedson Almeida Filho
2021-04-26 23:54       ` Kajetan Puchalski
2021-04-27  0:36         ` Miguel Ojeda

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