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Date:   Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:06:13 +0300
From:   Dmitry Osipenko <>
To:     Thierry Reding <>
Cc:     Jonathan Hunter <>,
        Peter Chen <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Alan Stern <>,
        Felipe Balbi <>,
        Matt Merhar <>,
        Nicolas Chauvet <>,
        Peter Geis <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 3/8] usb: chipidea: tegra: Remove MODULE_ALIAS

16.12.2020 20:58, Thierry Reding пишет:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:21:08PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>> The module alias is provided by the OF core for the OF drivers, it
>> overrides the alias set by the drivers. Hence remove the unneeded macro
>> in order to keep the driver code cleaner.
> This is slightly misleading because that manual MODULE_ALIAS is there
> for legacy reasons and created that alias to bind against a platform
> device created from board files back in the day.
> Depending on how I interpret the commit message, it also sounds like
> you're suggesting that the OF core will automatically add this alias.
> However, what the OF core adds is an alias based on the OF device ID
> table, which is completely different.
> We don't support board files anymore and to my knowledge the aliases
> generated from the OF device ID table are enough to have the driver
> autoloaded, so this patch is correct. Perhaps make it clearer in the
> commit message why this is no longer needed. With that:
> Acked-by: Thierry Reding <>

Alright, thanks.

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