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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 07/31] arm64: Process management
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:50:13AM +0100, Olof Johansson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 06:52:08PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..c4a4e1c
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
> > @@ -0,0 +1,416 @@
>
> [...]
> > +/*
> > + * Function pointers to optional machine specific functions
> > + */
> > +void (*pm_power_off)(void);
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(pm_power_off);
> > +
> > +void (*pm_restart)(const char *cmd);
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pm_restart);
> [...]
> > +void (*pm_idle)(void) = default_idle;
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(pm_idle);
>
> Does it really make sense to export these to modules?

Changed them to _GPL now but we may still want them exported to modules.
Who knows, we may just have the SoC code in a loadable module (from
initramfs).

> I find the powerpc way of having a machine descriptor structure with these
> (and other) function pointers in it a bit cleaner, since it gives you
> one place to plug it all in. I'd recommend that you consider doing that
> here as well, for these three and potentially other cases in the future.
>
> (See arch/powerpc/include/asm/machdep.h, struct machdep_calls).

At some point we may add them but currently I want the SoC code to be
minimal.

--
Catalin


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