fs: Add MODULE_SOFTDEP declarations for hard-coded crypto drivers

Message ID 20180406195231.14868-1-malat@debian.org
State New
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  • fs: Add MODULE_SOFTDEP declarations for hard-coded crypto drivers
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Mathieu Malaterre April 6, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
This helps initramfs builders and other tools to find the full
dependencies of a module.

Debian on powerpc (ppc32) still uses yaboot as default boot loader. Using a
default installation (debian-installer) 64bit and metadata_csum feature are
not setup in ext4. This is discussed in more details at:


and implemented here:


This means that building the kernel as default debian package:

  make ARCH=powerpc XYZ_defconfig
  make -j8 ARCH=powerpc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux-gnu- bindeb-pkg

Will lead to the following boot failure (initramfs prompt):

  /dev/sda3: clean, 127679/305216 files, 11128559/1220703 blocks done.
  [    5.592819] EXT4-fs (sda3): Cannot load crc32c driver.
  mount: mounting /dev/sda3 on /root failed: No such file or directory

Link: https://bugs.debian.org/819725
Link: https://salsa.debian.org/kernel-team/linux/blob/master/debian/patches/bugfix/all/fs-add-module_softdep-declarations-for-hard-coded-cr.patch
Suggested-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Cc: Milan Kupcevic <milan@debian.org>
Signed-off-by: Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>
 fs/ext4/super.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)


diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index 185f7e61f4cf..10bda040e78f 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -5886,5 +5886,6 @@  static void __exit ext4_exit_fs(void)
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Remy Card, Stephen Tweedie, Andrew Morton, Andreas Dilger, Theodore Ts'o and others");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Fourth Extended Filesystem");
+MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: crypto-crc32c");