On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:09:03AM +0800, Sean Wang wrote: > On Wed, 2018-03-28 at 10:14 +0800, Mark Brown wrote: > > On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 06:04:18PM +0800, sean.w...@mediatek.com wrote: > > > From: Sean Wang <sean.w...@mediatek.com>
> > > MODULE_ALIAS exports information to allow the module to be auto-loaded at > > > boot for the drivers registered using legacy platform registration. > > > However, currently the driver is always used by DT-only platform, > > > MODULE_ALIAS is redundant and should be removed properly. > > There is no meaningful cost to having the alias there, why remove it? > It's no explicitly improved to the driver, it only takes less bytes > in .secion modinfo from 644 bytes to 620 bytes in the observation with > objdump. OK, that's a *very* small saving though especially given the block sizes that filesystems tend to use. > More importantly, it seems the driver should probably refer to another > qualified driver at the initial development, but MODULE_ALIAS is > forgetting to be removed to meet real usage for the module autoload. I can't parse the above, sorry. > Even I was curious whether people for the driver know the actual purpose > the macro it's for. > Removing MODULE_ALIAS is just to correct the driver to where it should > be. To me it's the other way around - ideally platform drivers should remember to set up the MODULE_ALIAS, just as a joining the dots thing to make sure that things that work when the driver is built in work when built as a module.
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