[PATCH v2 2/2] mfd: flexcom: add a driver for Atmel Flexible Serial Communication Unit

Paul Bolle pebolle at tiscali.nl
Fri Jun 19 00:34:33 PDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-06-18 at 15:05 +0200, Cyrille Pitchen wrote:
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/mfd/atmel-flexcom.c

> +MODULE_ALIAS("platform:atmel_flexcom");

(The day before yesterday and yesterday I had a, well, lively
conversation regarding this macro. The interesting bits start at
https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/6/17/383 . Let's see how things go here.)

As I understand it, this alias is only useful if there's a corresponding
struct platform_device, somewhere. Ie, this alias implies a
platform_device that will fire of a "MODALIAS=platform:atmel_flexcom"
uevent when it's created. That would be a platform_device using a
"atmel_flexcom" name.

If that's correct, then I think this MODULE_ALIAS macro isn't needed
here, as I couldn't find a platform_device using that name. (But perhaps
a patch that adds it is pending, somewhere.)


Paul Bolle

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