[RFC PATCH 0/3] ARM: amba: defining module aliases for AMBA driver autoloading
Russell King - ARM Linux
linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Sat Oct 1 12:46:55 EDT 2011
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 05:56:39PM +0100, Dave Martin wrote:
> * Do new module alises need to be globally agreed/registered
I don't think there is. Having the bus prefix in there is definitely a
> * Because a driver's ID table is in match-and-mask format whereas
> udev uses string pattern matching, we effectively have to
> maintain two ID tables per driver, containing the same
> information in different formats. The patch to mmci.c gives an
> I predict that maintenance of those duplicated tables will be
> somewhat painful and error-prone. However, the necessary
> transformations, while simple, are beyond the scope of the C
> In order to avoid this duplication of information, an extra
> (but simple) bit of build-time infrastructure would be needed.
> I think this effort would be worth it -- does anyone have
> strong views on this?
I think there is some support for udev to use PCI ID tables directly.
I don't know how that works - I suspect it requires module tools
support though. Might be worth investigating.
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