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    • Jean Delvare's avatar
      watchdog: Get rid of MODULE_ALIAS_MISCDEV statements · 487722cf
      Jean Delvare authored
      I just can't find any value in MODULE_ALIAS_MISCDEV(WATCHDOG_MINOR)
      and MODULE_ALIAS_MISCDEV(TEMP_MINOR) statements.
      
      Either the device is enumerated and the driver already has a module
      alias (e.g. PCI, USB etc.) that will get the right driver loaded
      automatically.
      
      Or the device is not enumerated and loading its driver will lead to
      more or less intrusive hardware poking. Such hardware poking should be
      limited to a bare minimum, so the user should really decide which
      drivers should be tried and in what order. Trying them all in
      arbitrary order can't do any good.
      
      On top of that, loading that many drivers at once bloats the kernel
      log. Also many drivers will stay loaded afterward, bloating the output
      of "lsmod" and wasting memory. Some modules (cs5535_mfgpt which gets
      loaded as a dependency) can't even be unloaded!
      
      If defining char-major-10-130 is needed then it should happen in
      user-space.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJean Delvare <jdelvare@suse.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarGuenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarWim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>
      Cc: Stephen Warren <swarren@wwwdotorg.org>
      Cc: Mike Frysinger <vapier.adi@gmail.com>
      Cc: Wan ZongShun <mcuos.com@gmail.com>
      Cc: Ben Dooks <ben-linux@fluff.org>
      Cc: Kukjin Kim <kgene.kim@samsung.com>
      Cc: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@arm.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: Jim Cromie <jim.cromie@gmail.com>
      487722cf
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