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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 00/22] mfd: demodularization of non-modular drivers
On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 5:24 AM Paul Gortmaker
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> [v1 --> v2: add some more commits as requested by Lee (MFD maintainer),
> update the 00/NN text; re-do build and link testing on new linux-next. ]
> This group of MFD drivers are all controlled by "bool" Kconfig settings,
> but contain various amounts of largely pointless uses of infrastructure
> related to modular operations, even though they can't be built modular.
> We can easily remove/replace all of it. We are trying to make driver
> code consistent with the Makefiles/Kconfigs that control them. This
> means not using modular functions/macros for drivers that can never be
> built as a module. Some of the downfalls this oversight leads to are:

This series:
Acked-by: Linus Walleij <>

IMO it is clearly the right thing to do, moving a whole bunch
of clutter out of the way so we can see clearly and the effect
of getting rid of the <linux/module.h> is a substantial improvement
in its own right.

Linus Walleij

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