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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Generalize module_platform_driver
On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:02:06 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:13:34AM +0100, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
> > Grant Likely recently introduced the module_platform_driver macro which can be
> > used to eliminate a few lines on boilerplate code in platform driver modules.
> > The same approach can be used to do the same for other bus type drivers.
> >
> > The first patch of this series generalizes the module_platform_driver macro and
> > introduces the module_driver macro. It is similar to module_platform_driver
> > macro but has two additional parameters to pass in the driver register and
> > unregister function. The intend is that this macro is used to construct bus
> > specific macros for generating the driver register/unregister boilerplate code.
> >
> > The next two patches in this series add the module_i2c_driver and
> > module_spi_driver macro which use the module_driver macro to generate the I2C
> > and SPI driver boilerplate code.
> >
> > The last two patches convert the driver found in the IIO framework to use the
> > new module_i2c_driver and module_spi_driver macros to demonstrate their
> > potential and remove over 700 lines of code.
> >
> > While this series only introduces these kind of helper macros for I2C and SPI
> > bus drivers the same scheme should be applicable to most other bus driver types.
> > For example PCI and USB seem to be good candidates.
> >
> > It probably makes sense to merge the first three patches together. The last two
> > can probably, since this is not urgent, wait until the first three have reached
> > mainline.
> Nice, I like this, unless people object, I'll merge the first patch to
> the driver-core tree.
> I'll gladly take the i2c and spi patches as well if the subsystem
> maintainers there don't object, and I'll work on the USB patch as well.

No objection from me (for i2c).

Jean Delvare

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