Re: [RFC] drivercore: Add helper macro for platform_driverboilerplate

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 03:02:37 EST

On Tue, Oct 04, 2011 at 05:26:55PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> For simple modules that contain a single platform_driver without any
> additional setup code then ends up being a block of duplicated
> boilerplate. This patch adds a new macro, module_platform_driver(),
> which replaces the module_init()/module_exit() registrations with
> template functions.
> This patch also converts all the relevant spi drivers to use the new
> macro. There are a lot of drivers in the tree that are using this
> pattern and could be converted.
> It also fixes up some incorrect section annotations where I found
> them.
> Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> I think this is useful, and I like the diffstat that it produces.
> What does everyone else think of this approach? I can do versions for
> i2c_drivers and spi_drivers too.
> This is *not* tested very much. I'm circulating mostly for review for
> now.

The idea looks sane to me, I like the diffstat it ends up creating, nice

greg k-h
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