[PATCH 0/8] drm: msm: module rework

Rob Clark robdclark at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 22:36:36 UTC 2016

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 4:08 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> I saw some regressions on today's Linux-next kernel after
> the Makefiles got reworked and tried to come up with a quick
> fix. This ended up taking much longer, but the new version should
> be cleaner and I no longer get any build errors in this
> driver.

fyi, for the time being, I've already kicked out the kconfig/makefile
splitup patches..

I'll go ahead and pull in the hdmi symbol rename patch, since that is
a sane thing to do.  I'm less sure about splitting things up into
separate .ko's.  And I think having the .ko name not match the drm
driver name (ie. what is passed in to drmOpen() in userspace) would
cause issues since libdrm could try to modprobe $drivername.ko.  (I
*think* that only matters in the non-udev case?  Which is at least not
a common case, but breaking userspace is breaking userspace...)


> The first two patches are just preparation to avoid the
> namespace problems with global symbols and the module name.
> The next five patches separate out each subdirectory that has
> its own Makefile into a separate loadable module.
> The final patch is just a nice addon, it should work in theory
> but this needs to be tested well.

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