[PATCH v2 3/5] PCI: st: Provide support for the sti PCIe controller

Paul Bolle pebolle at tiscali.nl
Wed Mar 18 03:35:30 PDT 2015

Hi Fabrice,

Fabrice Gasnier schreef op wo 18-03-2015 om 09:49 [+0100]:
> On 03/16/2015 04:11 PM, Paul Bolle wrote:
> >> +config PCI_ST
> >> +	bool "ST PCIe controller"
> > You add a bool Kconfig symbol. A week or two ago I saw some patches fly
> > by that - I think - allowed PCIe controllers to be built modular.
> Thanks for your review.
> Are you talking about "PCI: Export symbols of PCI functions" patch, that 
> is part of a series
> named "pci: iproc: Add Broadcom iProc PCIe support" ?

Yes, that is the series I was thinking about. (I made you search lkml,
and that was a bit rude. But you found the patch anyhow.)

> This controller doesn't look like to be based on pcie-designware core 
> driver.
> Other vendors that are using "pcie-designware" core driver are also make 
> it bool.
> The current core driver doesn't support module loading/unloading as I 
> see it.
> If this is required, I also think this should be part of another patchset.
> What do you think ?

I wouldn't know whether your driver might work as a loadable module, but
other people reading this surely will. But if it can't work as a module
you should drop all the module related macros etc. I spotted. Because
then they serve no purpose.

Paul Bolle

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