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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] drivers/pci: use builtin_platform_driver in renesas
[Re: [PATCH 0/2] drivers/pci: use builtin_platform_driver in renesas] On 08/01/2016 (Fri 14:37) Bjorn Helgaas wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 07:59:07PM -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> > These two commits are extracted from what was a larger series[1] of
> > demodularization in PCI host code that was bool Kconfig.
> >
> > With the other commits, there was some mixed opinions whether we
> > should make it explicitly non-modular or move towards making it
> > functionally working as a tristate in order to reduce the size of
> > built-in code for multi-platform kernels.
> >
> > However with the renesas changes, there was no ".remove" and no
> > "module_exit" code stripped out ; it is just a straight 1:1 mapping
> > of the modular macros onto what they become in the non-modular case
> > anyway -- meaning the runtime remains unchanged.
> Is there any reason these drivers can't be made modular? I'd rather
> do that, if we can.

Per the above comments, the renesas drivers were a no-op and and got
Ack: from appropriate people hence why I forked them out of the earlier
bigger series, in thinking they were OK'd and done as-is.

That said, if "be modular, or die trying" is the desired approach for
PCI code, I can do my best to work within that constraint. It just
won't be the no-op 1:1 mapping that the original proposed changes were.


> Bjorn

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