Re: [PATCH v7 08/11] arm/arm64: Unexport restart handlers

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Thu Dec 04 2014 - 09:28:09 EST

On 12/04/2014 05:36 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
Hi GÃnther,

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 2:45 AM, Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Implementing a restart handler in a module don't make sense
as there would be no guarantee that the module is loaded when
a restart is needed. Unexport arm_pm_restart to ensure that
no one gets the idea to do it anyway.

Why not? I was just going to do that, but I got greeted by:

Because you should register a restart handler instead, like the other
drivers in the same directory now do.

ERROR: "arm_pm_restart" [drivers/power/reset/rmobile-reset.ko] undefined!

So now we have to make sure all reset drivers for a zillion different
hardware devices are builtin, and can't be modular?

No. All those drivers need to do is to register a restart handler using
the API provided in the patch series.

Ultimately all restart handlers should do that and arm_pm_restart should
go away entirely. That was the point of the patch series.


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