Re: [PATCH] misc: cs5535-mfgpt: Replace 'module_init' with 'module_platform_driver'

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Sat Sep 28 2013 - 18:23:32 EST

Am 29.09.2013 00:14, schrieb Elad Wexler:
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 08:54:55PM +0200, richard -rw- weinberger wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 8:14 PM, <elad.wexler@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> From: Elad Wexler <elad.wexler@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> Driver doesn't do anything special in 'module_init'.
>>> 'module_platform_init' makes the code more readable.
>>> Signed-off-by: Elad Wexler <elad.wexler@xxxxxxxxx>
>> NAK.
>> By moving to module_platform_init() you make this module unloadable.
>> Currently it is unloadable for good reasons.
>> The cs5535-mfgpt chip is nasty because it has no reliable reset function.
>> Therefore by unloading and loading the module again bad things can happen.
> I think this HW information should be well documented.
> Explaining the reason why it doesn't implemented the 'module_exit'

Usually if a driver does not implement the exit function it's because of hardware
IOW, the alarm bell rings. ;-)

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