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Subject[PATCH v2 0/3] platform/x86: wmi: add WMI support to MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE()
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The kernel provides the macro MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE() which can help
driver authors to generate the appropriate MODULE_ALIAS() output. The
WMI device type is currently not supported by MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE().

While using MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE() does increase the complexity as well
as spreading out the implementation across the kernel, it does come with
some benefits too;
* It makes different drivers look more similar; if you can specify the
array of device_ids any device type specific input to MODULE_ALIAS()
will automatically be generated for you.
* It helps each driver avoid keeping multiple versions of the same
information in sync. That is, both the array of device_ids and the
potential multitude of MODULE_ALIAS()'s.
* Other things eg. [2]

This patchset adds WMI support to MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE().

[PATCH 1/3]: prepare struct wmi_device_id
[PATCH 2/3]: add support
[PATCH 3/3]: update existing drivers to use MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE()

Changes in v2:
* add one Suggested-by and one Reviewed-by tag
* depend upon patch [1]
* reword commit message for [PATCH 2/3] and [PATCH 3/3] to document the
reasoning behind the changes

[1]: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190122200302.19861-1-2pi@mok.nu
[2]: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190126210634.GB13882@wrath

Mattias Jacobsson (3):
platform/x86: wmi: move struct wmi_device_id to mod_devicetable.h
platform/x86: wmi: add WMI support to MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE()
platform/x86: wmi: use MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE() instead of MODULE_ALIAS()

drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-wmi.c | 2 +-
drivers/platform/x86/dell-wmi-descriptor.c | 2 +-
drivers/platform/x86/dell-wmi.c | 4 ++--
drivers/platform/x86/huawei-wmi.c | 3 +--
drivers/platform/x86/intel-wmi-thunderbolt.c | 2 +-
drivers/platform/x86/wmi-bmof.c | 2 +-
drivers/platform/x86/wmi.c | 2 +-
include/linux/mod_devicetable.h | 13 +++++++++++++
include/linux/wmi.h | 5 +----
scripts/mod/devicetable-offsets.c | 3 +++
scripts/mod/file2alias.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
11 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

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2.20.1

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