[PATCH v5 4/6] drm: bridge/dw_hdmi-i2s-audio: add audio driver

Paul Bolle pebolle at tiscali.nl
Mon Jun 22 03:06:04 PDT 2015

Something I didn't notice in v4, sorry.

On Sat, 2015-06-20 at 00:28 +0800, Yakir Yang wrote:
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/dw_hdmi-i2s-audio.c

> +#define DRIVER_NAME "dw-hdmi-i2s-audio"


0) Side note: this is the first time that PLATFORM_MODULE_PREFIX is used
inside MODULE_ALIAS(). But none of the 1000+ other "platform:" aliases
do that. And neither does 5/6 of this series! That suggests, I think,
that this shouldn't be done.

You could consider adding something like

But then, I think, all the current 1000+ platform: aliases should be
converted to that macro. Would that be worth it?

1) Now on to my remark: this alias seems to be only useful if there also
is a struct platform_device with a "dw-hdmi-i2s-audio" name. Because
that platform_device would, badly summarized, fire of a
"MODALIAS=platform:dw-hdmi-i2s-audio" uevent when created. Which, in its
turn, would trigger userspace to load this module, correct?

But I think there's no platform_device with a "dw-hdmi-i2s-audio" name.
So I wonder whether this MODULE_ALIAS() is actually needed. What breaks
if you leave it out?

(Likewise for 5/6, but there the platform_device should have a
"rockchip-hdmi-audio" name.)


Paul Bolle

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