Re: spi: OF module autoloading is still broken

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Tue Nov 17 2015 - 08:38:40 EST

Hello Mark,

On 11/17/2015 10:34 AM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 05:00:43PM -0300, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> Now that I think about it, there is another issue and is that today spi:foo
>> defines a namespace while changing to of: will make the namespace flat so
>> a platform driver that has the same vendor and model will have the same
>> modalias.
>> IOW, for board files will be platform:bar and i2c:bar while for OF will be
>> of:NfooT<NULL>Cfoo,bar in both cases. I wonder if we should reuse the type
>> for that and store the subsystem prefix there. What do you think?
> I'm not sure that's a big issue - if we end up loading an extra module
> with a second bus glue it'll waste a little memory but it's not going to
> be a huge amount. Obviously it'd be nice to fix but it doesn't seem
> super important compared to getting the modules loaded.

Agreed, it has indeed lower priority. That's why I added it
to my TODO list so it can be fixed later as a follow up.

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