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gpio: tc3589x: make explicitly non-modular

This change “gpio: tc3589x: make explicitly non-modular” (commit 8513334) in Linux kernel is authored by Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker [at]> on Fri Apr 1 14:49:34 2016 -0400.

Description of "gpio: tc3589x: make explicitly non-modular"

The change “gpio: tc3589x: make explicitly non-modular” introduces changes as follows.

gpio: tc3589x: make explicitly non-modular

The Kconfig currently controlling compilation of this code is:

drivers/gpio/Kconfig:config GPIO_TC3589X
drivers/gpio/Kconfig:   bool "TC3589X GPIOs"

...meaning that it currently is not being built as a module by anyone.

Lets remove the modular code that is essentially orphaned, so that
when reading the driver there is no doubt it is builtin-only.

Since module_init was not in use by this code, the init ordering
remains unchanged with this commit.

We also delete the MODULE_LICENSE tag etc. since all that information
is already contained at the top of the file in the comments.

Cc: Linus Walleij <>
Cc: Alexandre Courbot <>
Cc: Rabin Vincent <>
Cc: Hanumath Prasad <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij <>

Linux kernel releases containing commit 8513334

The Linux kernel releases containing this commit are as follows.

Linux kernel code changes from "gpio: tc3589x: make explicitly non-modular"

There are 11 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 drivers/gpio/gpio-tc3589x.c | 11 -----------
 1 file changed, 11 deletions(-)
diff --git a/drivers/gpio/gpio-tc3589x.c b/drivers/gpio/gpio-tc3589x.c
index 15552fdadcba..2e35ed3abbcf 100644
--- a/drivers/gpio/gpio-tc3589x.c
+++ b/drivers/gpio/gpio-tc3589x.c
@@ -6,7 +6,6 @@
  * Author: Rabin Vincent <> for ST-Ericsson
-#include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/init.h>
 #include <linux/platform_device.h>
 #include <linux/slab.h>
@@ -353,13 +352,3 @@ static int __init tc3589x_gpio_init(void)
 	return platform_driver_register(&tc3589x_gpio_driver);
-static void __exit tc3589x_gpio_exit(void)
-	platform_driver_unregister(&tc3589x_gpio_driver);
-MODULE_AUTHOR("Hanumath Prasad, Rabin Vincent");

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 8513334 (patch).

Last modified: 2020/01/11 09:52