Re: [RFC] drivercore: Add helper macro for platform_driver boilerplate

From: Magnus Damm
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 04:12:57 EST

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 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 excellent, I've been wanting something like this forever!

Now the only thing left is dd.c not ignoring the ->remove() return
value - then I finally could sleep at night. I've seen that someone
has been poking around there and fixing the return values, nice to


/ magnus
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