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

From: Grant Likely
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 12:43:24 EST

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:56 AM, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> job.

Thanks. Can I take that as your a-b? Can I merge it via the spi tree?

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