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SubjectRe: Adding vendor drivers...
Hi!

> So, when a vendor has to add a new driver, especially with the new-style
> makefiles, you have a one-line patch to a makefile, a one-line patch to
> a Config.in, and a patch which adds the driver to the tree.
>
> It would make adding new drivers to vendor kernel packages a whole lot
> easier and more modular if you could add a driver simply by doing:
>
> cp driver.c driver.config.in driver.mak linux/extras
>
> ...and then the makefile and config system automatically slurps this
> data. extras/Makefile could look something like:
>
> ...new style init..
> include *.mak
> ...new style obj-x handling...
> include Rules.make
>
> Something similar would have to be worked out for Config.in.
>
> Of course, for anything complex, patching is still an option.
>
> Comments? Suggested implementation? :)

Well, having .in and .mak files with single lines in them seems ugly
to me. What about make dep scanning for

/* Makefile: obj-$(CONFIG_MY_DRIVER) += mydriver.o */
/* Config.in: bool CONFIG_MY_DRIVER */

in .c files?
Pavel
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