Re: [RFC/RFT PATCH 2/2] mfd: max14577: Allow driver to be built as a module
From: Chanwoo Choi
Date: Fri Mar 18 2016 - 03:55:36 EST
On 2016ë 03ì 18ì 03:02, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> Hello Chanwoo
> On 03/17/2016 01:57 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> Sorry again, this error goes away after I clean the build directory so it
>> does not happen without this patch-set. Now, I found what's the issue and
>> is that both the max14577 MFD and regulator drivers have the same object
>> file name so they both end being called max14577.ko.
>> This confuses Kbuild and so in the modpost step, the exported symbols by
>> the MFD driver don't end into Module.symvers. This doesn't happen when
>> the driver is not a module since symbols come from the vmlinux binary.
>> I'll post a patch to rename the regulator driver to max14577-regulator,
>> this will be necessary anyways to have max14577 as a module since Kbuild
>> also gets confused and don't copy both modules because have the same name.
> Patch is , could you please test the patch-series along with that one
> and provide your Tested-by? I plan to re-send this series once  lands.
I'll test it on next week and then reply.
>> Best regards,
> : https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/8613691/
> Best regards,