[PATCH] i2c driver fixes for 2.6.0

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Mon Jan 5 22:46:54 CET 2004

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 09:21:25PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > > BTW, it'd be nice if someone converted these to module_param, too...
> > (...)
> > -MODULE_PARM(force, "i");
> > +module_param (force, int, 0);
> >  MODULE_PARM_DESC(force, "Forcibly enable the PIIX4. DANGEROUS!");
> Two questions for my personal knowledge:
> 1* What does the final 0 stand for?

As found in include/linux/moduleparam.h:
	/* This is the fundamental function for registering boot/module
	   parameters.  perm sets the visibility in driverfs: 000 means
	   it's not there, read bits mean it's readable, write bits mean
	   it's writable. */

So a 0 there, means it doesn't show up in sysfs.  I don't know if anyone
has ever enabled that option yet, unfortunatly...

> 2* Aren't we supposed to convert MODULE_PARM_DESC too?

To what?  There isn't a module_param_desc() call/macro in the kernel,

> There are loads of MODULE_PARM() used in the whole i2c subsystem. If we
> are supposed to convert them all, let me know, tell me how to do this
> cleanly (i.e. what to with that third parameter of module_param, and
> what to do with MODULE_PARM_DESC) and I'll submit a patch.

They should be converted.  From module.h:
	/* DEPRECATED: Do not use. */
	#define MODULE_PARM(var,type) 	\


greg k-h

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