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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iommu/arm-smmu: fix the module name to be consistent with older kernel
On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 01:59:46PM -0600, Li Yang wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 4:50 AM Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 06:37:20PM -0600, Li Yang wrote:
> > > Commit cd221bd24ff5 ("iommu/arm-smmu: Allow building as a module")
> > > introduced a side effect that changed the module name from arm-smmu to
> > > arm-smmu-mod. This breaks the users of kernel parameters for the driver
> > > (e.g. arm-smmu.disable_bypass). This patch changes the module name back
> > > to be consistent.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Li Yang <leoyang.li@nxp.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/iommu/Makefile | 4 ++--
> > > drivers/iommu/{arm-smmu.c => arm-smmu-common.c} | 0
> > > 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > > rename drivers/iommu/{arm-smmu.c => arm-smmu-common.c} (100%)
> >
> > Can't we just override MODULE_PARAM_PREFIX instead of renaming the file?
>
> I can do that. But on the other hand, the "mod" in the module name
> arm-smmu-mod.ko seems to be redundant and looks a little bit weird.
> Wouldn't it be cleaner to make it just arm-smmu.ko?

I just didn't fancy renaming the file because it's a pain for backports
and why does the name of the module matter?

Will

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