Re: [PATCH] spi: reorganize drivers

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Sun Jun 05 2011 - 07:50:08 EST

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 09:54, Baruch Siach <baruch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 01:13:28PM +0530, Jassi Brar wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM, Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > [repost: I had a typo on the spi-devel-general mailing list address]
>> >
>> > Sort the SPI makefile and enforce the naming convention spi_*.c for
>> > spi drivers.
> [snip]
>> Though the spi_ prefix seems redundant considering the files are in
>> 'spi' directory.
>> Just a thought, no objection.
> When looking at the list of loaded modules (e.g. in an Oops message), the name
> "spi_xilinx" is much more meaningful than just "xilinx", for example.

Plus, when dropping the prefix, spi_xilinx.ko and gpio-xilinx.ko
become the same...

So now we have spi_<name>.c (with underscore) and gpio-<name>.c (with dash)?
And other subsystems go with <name>-<type>.c instead, e.g.



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