Re: [PATCH 3/5] drm: omapdrm: tiler: Fix module autoload for OF platform driver

From: Luis de Bethencourt
Date: Thu Sep 24 2015 - 12:06:24 EST

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 06:43:33PM +0300, Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
> On 24/09/15 18:36, Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> > I am a bit confused.
> Yes, it's an interesting mess due to legacy reasons. Maybe we manage to
> fix it some day...
> > So how the OMAP DRM auto loading is supposed to work when using Device Trees?
> omapdrm isn't a real HW device driver at the moment. There's another
> driver, omapdss, which is the HW driver, and omapdrm uses omapdss.
> omapdrm platform device is created by omap platform code at boot time,
> the same way for both DT and non-DT boots.
> > As far as I can tell, the main omap drm driver does not have a OF device ID
> > table and a .of_match it only has a MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DRIVER_NAME),
> > but the tiler driver (that is built-in the omap drm driver) does have a a
> > OF device ID table and I see in DTS that are device nodes using those compatible
> > strings
> >
> > $ git grep omap4-dmm arch/arm/boot/dts/omap*
> > arch/arm/boot/dts/omap4.dtsi: compatible = "ti,omap4-dmm";
> >
> > Does that mean there is no need for MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DMM_DRIVER_NAME)?
> No, I think that's the thing that makes omapdrm load.
> Tomi

Makes sense. Thank you for the explanation.

I didn't know that a omapdrm platform device was registered explictly by platform

Please notice that I wrote MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DMM_DRIVER_NAME) not
In other words, I meant if alias: platform:dmm is needed besides alias:

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