[PATCHv3 1/2] ARM: exynos_defconfig: Enable rtl8152 ethernet driver for Odroid-XU4

Krzysztof Kozlowski k.kozlowski at samsung.com
Fri Oct 9 03:47:15 PDT 2015

W dniu 09.10.2015 o 19:28, Arnd Bergmann pisze:
> On Friday 09 October 2015 11:59:05 Sjoerd Simons wrote:
>>> I realize that building things as modules is a hassle, it is so for
>>> some things more than for others, so I keep asking the question
>>> to everyone to find out what a good balance is to make as much as
>>> possible modules without hurting too much.
>> Fwiw, I don't find building modules overly cumbersome. Getting an
>> initramfs capable of moving on to an NFS root is mostly a one-time
>> thing (not unlike setting up the nfs root itself) and injecting modules
>> into it is relatively simple (doubly so if taking advantage of the
>> multiple cpio archive feature linux has). 
>> Interestingly, for me not building things as modules in multi_v7 tends
>> to cause more work as it hides a few categories of bugs that tend to
>> crop up once building distro kernels (e.g. missing module aliases,
>> missing module device table entries, implicitly relying on clocks being
>> active during probe as unused clocks only get turned of late in the
>> init sequence etc).
> Ok, let's try to make all future network drivers modules in the
> multi_v7_defconfig then, and get people to use an initramfs
> if they need NFS root. If nobody complains too loudly for the
> next few releases, we can change the existing drivers to =m as well.

Personally I don't use NFS root and we don't have such configurations at
work. At least I am not aware of such. So from my point of view network
adapters as module is okay.

Can you change it in multi_v7 patch to module?

Best regards,

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