Re: [PATCH v2] iio: adc: Add support for TI ADC1x8s102

From: Lars-Peter Clausen
Date: Wed May 03 2017 - 04:49:52 EST

On 05/03/2017 10:43 AM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>>>>> + .owner = THIS_MODULE,
>>>>> This is redundant I'm pretty sure.
>>>> Even in 2017, drivers keep being added that carry such assignments. Can
>>>> you explain when it is needed and when not? Otherwise, I will leave it in.
>>> The above I'm 100% sure is not needed. It's needed only in cases when
>>> framework / device core doesn't do this for ya.
>>> In the above case IIRC device core does it once for all.
>> Then this is not consistently filtered out in new driver reviews. I can
>> remove it, of course.
> Please, remove.
> I guess many of new drivers just lack of proper review :-(

The kbuild bot will even send automated patches to remove the owner field if
a patch that has the owner field is merged. So definitely remove it.