[PATCH 0/3] cpuidle: avoid module usage in non-modular code

Rafael J. Wysocki rjw at rjwysocki.net
Mon Dec 14 13:31:44 PST 2015

On Sunday, December 13, 2015 06:57:09 PM Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> This series of commits is a part of a larger project to ensure
> people don't reference modular support functions in non-modular
> code.  Overall there was roughly 5k lines of dead code in the
> kernel due to this.  So far we've fixed several areas, like tty,
> x86, net, ... and we continue to work on other areas.
> There are several reasons to not use module support for code that
> can never be built as a module, but the big ones are:
>  (1) it is easy to accidentally code up unused module_exit and remove code
>  (2) it can be misleading when reading the source, thinking it can be
>       modular when the Makefile and/or Kconfig prohibit it
>  (3) it requires the include of the module.h header file which in turn
>      includes nearly everything else.
> Fortunately for cpuidle, the changes are largely trivial and change
> zero runtime.  All the changes here just remap the modular functions
> onto the non-modular ones that they would be remapped onto anyway.
> Changes are against linux-next and compile tested on ARM allmodconfig.
> I've Cc'd ARM list because all of these are used on ARM, but I'm
> thinking these probably can go in via the PM tree.

If no one objects, I can queue up this series for 4.5 unless you have other
plans with respect to it.


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