[PATCH] Staging: dt3155: properly export the module parameter

H Hartley Sweeten hartleys at visionengravers.com
Thu Jul 29 16:02:38 UTC 2010


On Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:09 AM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 07/29/2010 02:55 AM, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
>> On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:59 PM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>>> On 07/28/2010 06:48 PM, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
>>>> --- a/drivers/staging/dt3155/dt3155_drv.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/staging/dt3155/dt3155_drv.c
>>>> @@ -99,7 +99,9 @@ wait_queue_head_t dt3155_read_wait_queue[MAXBOARDS];
>>>>  
>>>>  /* set to dynamicaly allocate, but it is tunable: */
>>>>  /* insmod DT_3155 dt3155 dt3155_major=XX */
>>>> -int dt3155_major = 0;
>>>> +static int dt3155_major;
>>>> +module_param(dt3155_major, int, 0);
>>>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(dt3155_major, "Major device number");
>>>
>>> Is it necessary in the age of udev?
>>>
>>> I would personally get rid of that completely...
>> 
>> I agree but I'm not quite sure if the user space app is ready to handle that.
>
> Given it was never exposed as a parameter, applications should handle
> that. 0 means allocate major dynamically...

Understood.

I finally found the "official" site for the "DT3155 Framegrabber Linux Device Driver"

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dt3155a/

The script provided to load the module does grep /proc/devices to determine the major
device number and then mknod's the appropriate devices.

I will update my patch and remove the "parameter" since it is not needed.

Thanks,
Hartley


More information about the devel mailing list