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

Anand Moon linux.amoon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 03:52:03 PDT 2015

Hi Krzysztof,

On 9 October 2015 at 16:17, Krzysztof Kozlowski <k.kozlowski at samsung.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Anand,
> Can you change it in multi_v7 patch to module?
> Best regards,
> Krzysztof

Yes I will change this to build as module for multi_v7, and resend the patch.

-Anand Moon

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