[PATCH] add MODULE_ALIAS to load ipmi_devintf with ipmi_si

Tim Gardner tcanonical at tpi.com
Tue Oct 21 15:42:28 UTC 2008


Scott James Remnant wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Scott James Remnant <scott at ubuntu.com>
> ---
>  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 <minyard at mvista.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Linux device interface for the IPMI message handler.");
> +MODULE_ALIAS("platform:ipmi_si");

Seems like a candidate for the stable kernel. If you add the line:

Cc: stable at kernel.org

it will happen automagically when Linus merges it into his tree. Can you
resubmit with this line added?

rtg
-- 
Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com




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