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SubjectRE: [PATCH 1/1] Clocksource: Move the Hyper-V clocksource driver out of staging
On Mon, 23 May 2011, KY Srinivasan wrote:
> > > +module_init(init_hv_clocksource);
> > > +MODULE_DESCRIPTION("HyperV based clocksource");
> > > +MODULE_AUTHOR("K. Y. Srinivasan <ksrinivasan@novell.com>");
> > > +MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> >
> > Why do we need to build this as a module?
>
> No particular reason. This is the way, I had it in the staging directory.
> Do you want me to build this as part of the kernel? I would then not have
> to worry about auto-loading issues.

If we get rid of the DMI/PCI stuff then the whole module code is
larger than the real code. So no point in building it modular, just
make it depend on CONFIG_WHATEVER_MEANS_HYPERV

Thanks,

tglx


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