How to creat a .config file for a driver and How to use it in adevice driver?????

Misbah khan misbah_khan at
Thu Jan 3 15:40:28 EST 2008

Ya i got your point ...the way you told is the very generic way of doing this
but what i need is this :-

Like your any .config if you edit your configuration and restart your
default configuration changes ....The merit of this technique is that i need
not compile the driver with every default config change ....

---Misbah <><

Sean MacLennan-2 wrote:
> Misbah khan wrote:
>> Hi all ...
>> i am writing a device driver in which the default configuration for LCD
>> display i need to keep it in a .config file so that as the system boots
>> it
>> take the value from this file and does the initial configuration in the
>> init
>> of the driver. If user changes the .config file content in the next boot
>> the
>> LCD driver should take the new default configuration 
>> There will also be a run time config which could be changed at the rum
>> time
>> but will not change the default configuration.
>> i am writing a LCD driver for PPC arch i need to know that how should i
>> creat a .config file and How should i use it my device driver. ??????
>> If you had an exprience in this regard please do share with me ...
>> ----Misbah <><
> You don't. The safe way is to have sane defaults in the driver. Then 
> write a user mode app that reads the config file and configures the 
> driver properly, probably through ioctls.
> Cheers,
>     Sean
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