Re: [RFC PATCH] ARM: exynos_defconfig: Enable Samsung media platform drivers as modules

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Wed Mar 23 2016 - 20:29:34 EST

Hello Krzysztof,

On 03/23/2016 08:47 PM, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> On 23.03.2016 23:58, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> There are a bunch of media platform drivers under drivers/media/platform/
>> that are for Samsung SoCs but are not being built with exynos_defconfig.
>> This patch enables them as a module to improve build coverage for these
>> drivers and also to allow people use them with proper hardware if modules
>> are installed. The S5P MFC driver wasn't enabled since it fails to probe.
>> Only the boolean Kconfig symbols are enabled as built-in, since drivers
>> are not critical and also to keep the kernel binary image size as small
>> as possible.
>> Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> Hello Kukjin and Krzysztof,
>> I'm posting this as a RFC because I don't know if it will add too much bloat
>> to a kernel built with exynos_defconfig.
>> I think it doesn't since the image size only increased 15 KiB which seems to
>> be a small price for having these built, but you may have another opinion.
> I like enabling as modules whatever look necessary or useful. I don't
> see problems if it requires turning other things to built-in. Please go
> ahead with the patch (and follow up after Tobias comments).

Thanks a lot for your feedback. I went and posted a v2 then addressing
Tobias comments.

> Best regards,
> Krzysztof

Best regards,
Javier Martinez Canillas
Open Source Group
Samsung Research America