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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/38] Annotate hardware config module parameters in drivers/clocksource/

On 04/14/2017 20:25, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> static int timer_irq;
>> -module_param_named(irq, timer_irq, int, 0644);
>> +module_param_hw_named(irq, timer_irq, int, irq, 0644);
>> MODULE_PARM_DESC(irq, "Which IRQ to use for the clock source MFGPT ticks.");
> I'm not sure about this. AFAIR the parameter is required to work on
> anything else than some arbitrary hardware which has it mapped to 0.

Parameter defaults to 0, which means:
1. autodetect (=keep IRQ BIOS has set up)
2. if that fails use CONFIG_CS5535_MFGPT_DEFAULT_IRQ
(see drivers/misc/cs5535-mfgpt.c: cs5535_mfgpt_set_irq())

Autodetect works fine for our (ex-LiPPERT, now ADLINK) COTS boards:
Linux auto-uses IRQ chosen in BIOS Setup. Wouldn't know about other
companies, of course, but (2.) means parameter can be avoided via make

On 04/15/2017 00:59, David Howells wrote:
> Should it then be set through in-kernel platform initialisation
> since the AMD Geode is an embedded chip?

Don't know what each and every of our COTS customers is doing, but I'm
not aware of anyone having written a platform driver. AFAIK many are
running pretty standard distros, e.g. Debian. I happen to have booted
Slackware with a vanilla kernel only a few hours ago.


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