[PATCH v2] add MODULE_ALIAS to load ipmi_devintf with ipmi_si - Kernel

This is a discussion on [PATCH v2] add MODULE_ALIAS to load ipmi_devintf with ipmi_si - Kernel ; From 07463c240c3609c1e2fbed45f64acd5fd061ce58 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 From: Scott James Remnant 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 ...

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  1. [PATCH v2] add MODULE_ALIAS to load ipmi_devintf with ipmi_si

    From 07463c240c3609c1e2fbed45f64acd5fd061ce58 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
    From: Scott James Remnant
    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@kernel.org
    Signed-off-by: Scott James Remnant
    Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner
    ---
    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_LICENSE("GPL");
    MODULE_AUTHOR("Corey Minyard ");
    MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Linux device interface for the IPMI message handler.");
    +MODULE_ALIAS("platform:ipmi_si");
    --
    1.5.6.3

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

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

    Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard

    Tim Gardner wrote:
    > From 07463c240c3609c1e2fbed45f64acd5fd061ce58 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
    > From: Scott James Remnant
    > 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@kernel.org
    > Signed-off-by: Scott James Remnant
    > Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner
    > ---
    > 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_LICENSE("GPL");
    > MODULE_AUTHOR("Corey Minyard ");
    > MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Linux device interface for the IPMI message handler.");
    > +MODULE_ALIAS("platform:ipmi_si");
    >


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

    On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 15:43 -0500, Corey Minyard wrote:

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

    The string matches the one in the platform device created by the ipmi_si
    module for each device:

    UEVENT[1224021721.100748] add /devices/platform/ipmi_si.0 (platform)
    ACTION=add
    DEVPATH=/devices/platform/ipmi_si.0
    SUBSYSTEM=platform
    DRIVER=ipmi_si
    MODALIAS=platform:ipmi_si
    SEQNUM=2812

    You also get an "ipmi_bmc.NNNN.NN" device, with a platform:ipmi_bmc.NNNN
    MODALIAS, but it wasn't clear to me what that was.

    Scott
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    Scott James Remnant
    scott@canonical.com

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