Hi,

On 8 March 2018 at 13:00, Matt Redfearn <matt.redfe...@mips.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> On 02/03/18 17:56, Larry Finger wrote:
>>
>> On 03/01/2018 04:45 AM, Kalle Valo wrote:
>>>
>>> Matt Redfearn <matt.redfe...@mips.com> writes:
>>>
>>>> Attempting to build bcma.ko with BCMA_DRIVER_PCI_HOSTMODE=y results in
>>>> a build error due to use of symbols not exported from vmlinux:
>>>>
>>>> ERROR: "pcibios_enable_device" [drivers/bcma/bcma.ko] undefined!
>>>> ERROR: "register_pci_controller" [drivers/bcma/bcma.ko] undefined!
>>>> make[1]: *** [scripts/Makefile.modpost:92: __modpost] Error 1
>>>>
>>>> To prevent this, don't allow the host mode feature to be built if
>>>> CONFIG_BCMA=m
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Matt Redfearn <matt.redfe...@mips.com>
>>>>
>>>> ---
>>>>
>>>> Changes in v2:
>>>> Rebase on v4.16-rc1
>>>>
>>>>   drivers/bcma/Kconfig | 2 +-
>>>>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/bcma/Kconfig b/drivers/bcma/Kconfig
>>>> index ba8acca036df..cb0f1aad20b7 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/bcma/Kconfig
>>>> +++ b/drivers/bcma/Kconfig
>>>> @@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ config BCMA_DRIVER_PCI
>>>>   config BCMA_DRIVER_PCI_HOSTMODE
>>>>       bool "Driver for PCI core working in hostmode"
>>>> -    depends on MIPS && BCMA_DRIVER_PCI && PCI_DRIVERS_LEGACY
>>>> +    depends on MIPS && BCMA_DRIVER_PCI && PCI_DRIVERS_LEGACY && BCMA =
>>>> y
>>>
>>>
>>> Due to the recent regression in bcma I would prefer extra careful review
>>> before I apply this. So does this look ok to everyone?
>>
>>
>> I have a preference for wireless device drivers to be modules. For that
>> reason, I would have submitted a patch exporting those two missing globals
>> rather than forcing bcma to be built in. That said, it seems that the patch
>> will do no further harm.
>
>
>
> This patch was purely intended to fix the build breakage caused by
> attempting to build host-mode PCI into a module, which fails due to
> necessary symbols not being exported by the kernel for use by modules.
>
> Making it possible to build the driver including host mode may not be as
> trivial as "lets just export the symbols", and testing that it works
> correctly once it can be built as a module will require hardware with this
> device present (which I don't have).
>
> So I would propose that this patch be merged as is, since as you say, it
> does no further harm - it should just fix build breakage - and if the
> driver, including this host mode feature, is really required as a module,
> perhaps someone with access to the hardware could spin a patch to implement
> that.


These aren't the actual wireless drivers, just the bus drivers. The
actual wireless drivers (b43 / brcmsmac) can still be built as a
module.

Also those systems that use/need the pci host driver of ssb/bcma
actually need ssb/bcma built-in anyway, as it also provides serial
console, interrupt routing, flash access, and other early init stuff.
At best one could rewrite the pci host core driver as a standalone
bcma driver, and then one could allow it to be built as a module. But
I'm not sure if it's worth it.


Regards
Jonas

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