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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
To: Anson Huang <anson.huang@nxp.com>
Cc: Aisheng Dong <aisheng.dong@nxp.com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as module
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:08:10 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK8P3a1cYsgJu+JCrmQw-VQyAKpyOz7fpOf3jBZ7QKc=urUFtw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <DB3PR0402MB39167D9A3897C3CE327EBDDBF56E0@DB3PR0402MB3916.eurprd04.prod.outlook.com>

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:52 PM Anson Huang <anson.huang@nxp.com> wrote:
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as module
> > On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 2:53 PM Anson Huang <anson.huang@nxp.com> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry, I misread the patch in multiple ways. First of all, you already put
> > clk-scu.o and clk-lpcg-scu.o files into a combined loadable module, and I had
> > only looked at clk-scu.c.
> >
> > What I actually meant here was to link clk-scu.o together with clk-imx8qxp.o
> > (and possibly future chip-specific files) into a loadable module and drop the
> > export.
>
> Sorry, could you please advise more details about how to do it in Makefile?
> I tried below but it looks like NOT working. multiple definition of module_init() error reported.
>
> obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK_SCU) := clk-imx.o
> clk-imx-y += clk-scu.o clk-lpcg-scu.o
> clk-imx-$(CONFIG_CLK_IMX8QXP) += clk-imx8qxp.o clk-imx8qxp-lpcg.o

Right, you can't have multiple module_init() in a module, so what I suggested
earlier won't work any more as soon as you add a second chip that uses the
clk-scu driver, and then you have to use separate modules, or some hack
that calls the init functions one at a time, which is probably worse.

If it's only imx8qxp, you can do it like this:

obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK_SCU) := clk-imx-scu.o clk-imx-lpcg.o
clk-imx-scu-y         += clk-scu.o clk-imx8qxp.o
clk-imx-lpcq-scu-y += clk-lpcg-scu.o clk-imx8qxp-lpcg.o

If you already know that the scu driver is going to be used in future
chips, then just stay with what you have now, using a separate module
per file, exporting the symbols as needed.

        Arnd

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Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-29  5:53 [PATCH V3 00/10] Support building i.MX8 SoCs " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 01/10] clk: composite: Export clk_hw_register_composite() Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 02/10] init.h: Fix the __setup_param() macro for module build Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:33   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 11:40     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:58       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01  5:14         ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  8:37           ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01  9:27             ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  9:53               ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01 10:02                 ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01 10:13                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01 10:20                     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 03/10] ARM: imx: Select MXC_CLK for each SoC Anson Huang
2020-06-29  7:27   ` Aisheng Dong
2020-06-29  8:21     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as module Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:37   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 12:53     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29 13:20       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 14:52         ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29 15:08           ` Arnd Bergmann [this message]
2020-06-29 15:19             ` Anson Huang
2020-06-30  3:55               ` Dong Aisheng
2020-07-01  7:19                 ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  8:46                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01  9:28                     ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  9:40                       ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  9:54                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-30  3:36         ` Dong Aisheng
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 05/10] clk: imx: Support building i.MX common " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 06/10] clk: imx8mm: Support module build Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 07/10] clk: imx8mn: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:54 ` [PATCH V3 08/10] clk: imx8mp: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:54 ` [PATCH V3 09/10] clk: imx8mq: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:54 ` [PATCH V3 10/10] clk: imx8qxp: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:40   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 11:43     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:58       ` Arnd Bergmann

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