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    Smile File System module not compiling?

    Hi, I am trying to start writing a basic VFS module for linux that can be imported directly into the kernel using insmod but I get the following error when compiling: "module.c:9: error: expected ')' before string constant" the error is in the "DECLARE_FSTYPE_DEV" macro I have searched hours to try and fix this now. My code is:

    #include <linux/kernel.h>
    #include <linux/init.h>
    #include <linux/module.h>
    #include <linux/pagemap.h>
    #include <linux/fs.h>
    #include <asm/atomic.h>
    #include <asm/uaccess.h>
    static DECLARE_FSTYPE_DEV(pipe_fs_type, "pipe", pipe_read_super);
    static int __init init_pipe_fs(void)
       return 0;
    static void __exit exit_pipe_fs(void)
    And my make file is:

    obj-m += module.o
       make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules
      make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) clean

    If anyone knows why I am getting this error please respond. I am making my own operating system and would much rather access my file system easily. Rather than rely on a user based program to read through it

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    The string constant is, from what I can see, "pipe". Look at the definition of the DECLARE_FSTYPE_DEV() macro to see why this may be happening. Complex macros are a serious PITA, and this sort of situation is not uncommon. Since you don't state which kernel and distribution you are using, that is a good as you can get from me...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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