ide-m8xx as a MODULE

Steven Scholz steven.scholz at
Wed Apr 10 23:21:09 EST 2002

Hi there,

I tried to make the MPC8xx IDE Driver loadable as a module (nevermind if
this is useful or not).

It is working - at least in my configuration.


Apparently I am too stupid to understand all this Makefile stuff. That's
why I changed the drivers/ide/Makefile to look like this now:

RCS file: /home/cvsroot/linux-2.4.18/drivers/ide/Makefile,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.1.1.1 Makefile
--- drivers/ide/Makefile        2002/04/05 11:46:19
+++ drivers/ide/Makefile        2002/04/10 12:59:34
@@ -65,7 +65,15 @@
 ide-obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TRM290)       += trm290.o
 ide-obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UMC8672)      += umc8672.o
 ide-obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_VIA82CXXX)    += via82cxxx.o
-ide-obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MPC8xx_IDE)   += ide-m8xx.o
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MPC8xx_IDE),y)
+       ide-obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MPC8xx_IDE)    += ide-m8xx.o
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MPC8xx_IDE),m)
+       obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MPC8xx_IDE)        += ide-m8xx.o

 # The virtualised raid layers MUST come after the ide itself or bad
 # will happen.
Otherwiser eihter there problems during compile or ide-m8xx.o is not
built at all.
I am pretty sure that there is a better i.e. correct way to do this. Any

Another points is:

When I unload the module and call ide_unregister(0) then the function
m8xx_ide_init_hwif_ports() is called again!
Should I released the region which is ioremaped the first time
m8xx_ide_init_hwif_ports() gets called?

	if (!ide_base) {
		ide_base=(unsigned long)ioremap(ide_phy_base,

Thanks a million,


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