Re: [PATCH v2] add MODULE_ALIAS to load ipmi_devintf with ipmi_si

From: Corey Minyard
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 16:43:45 EST

Yes, this is certainly a good idea. I'm not 100% sure of the string, but it looks reasonable.

Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard <cminyard@xxxxxxxxxx>

Tim Gardner wrote:
From 07463c240c3609c1e2fbed45f64acd5fd061ce58 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Scott James Remnant <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:18:36 +0100
Subject: [PATCH v2] add MODULE_ALIAS to load ipmi_devintf with ipmi_si

The ipmi_devintf module contains the userspace interface for IPMI
devices, yet will not be loaded automatically with a system
interface handler driver.

Add a MODULE_ALIAS for the "platform:ipmi_si" MODALIAS exported by
the ipmi_si driver, so that userspace knows of the recommendation.

Seems like a candidate for stable kernel updates.

Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Scott James Remnant <scott@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_devintf.c | 1 +
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_devintf.c b/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_devintf.c
index 64e1c16..ecaf369 100644
--- a/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_devintf.c
+++ b/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_devintf.c
@@ -957,3 +957,4 @@ module_exit(cleanup_ipmi);
MODULE_AUTHOR("Corey Minyard <minyard@xxxxxxxxxx>");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Linux device interface for the IPMI message handler.");

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