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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] drivercore: Generalize module_platform_driver
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:13:35AM +0100, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
> This patch generalizes the module_platform_driver macro and introduces a new
> module_driver macro. The module_driver macro takes a driver name, a register
> and a unregister function for this driver type. Using these it construct the
> module init and exit sections which register and unregister the driver. Since
> such init/exit sections are commonly found in drivers this macro can be used
> to eliminate a lot of boilerplate code.
> The macro is not intended to be used by driver modules directly, instead it
> should be used to generate bus specific macros for registering drivers like
> the module_platform_driver macro.
> Signed-off-by: Lars-Peter Clausen <>
> Acked-by: Grant Likely <>
> Acked-by: Jonathan Cameron <>
> Acked-by: Wolfram Sang <>
> ---
> include/linux/init.h | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++

I've moved this from init.h (which is trying to get away from
module-specific stuff) to device.h, which is where this really should


greg k-h

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