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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH V2 0/1] making order in file2alias
    On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 12:45:25AM +0100, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
    > (this message is the RFC, the patch itself is expected to be fine)
    > This is a repost of what I've sent on Nov 4th. Since Rusty asked to
    > only do the first step, here it is. I rebased on next-20111201 and it
    > still works fine.

    Well, some of us disagree with Rusty :)

    As he's still the maintainer of the module code, I'll defer to him

    > As for the previous 2/2 (see ),
    > I still think it makes sense. And as Dave Martin suggested, we can
    > do without the array.
    > Thus, I may prepare three smaller steps, if that's acceptable (greg?)
    > step 1: create the ELF section so ENTRY() lines can leave the array
    > (and change name accordingly).
    > step 2: each ENTRY() line can be moved just after the associated code
    > (this means that a new bus is just a single hunk, not 2 of them)
    > step 3: I create the headers needed to move code and ENTRY in separate
    > files. This is some movement around, not trivial so it may
    > deserve a patch in itself.
    > step 4 and later ones: Individual busses may reach their own external file,
    > conditionally compiled per Kconfig rules.
    > If that's something worth evaluating, I can do that over the weekend.

    That sounds very reasonable to me.


    greg k-h

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