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authorAndres Salomon <>2011-10-14 07:33:20 -0700
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <>2011-11-11 09:44:45 -0800
commit4ac405dc9ea822fc96debff9b97e001029a9a465 (patch)
treeae17c9f4a33b36402d5b045be930382ecfdf7d0f /drivers/mtd
parentae3cf122cbdea40704270c88a5dbd2ab053402ee (diff)
mtd: provide an alias for the redboot module name
commit d5de1907d0af22e1a02de2b16a624148517a39c2 upstream. parse_mtd_partitions takes a list of partition types; if the driver isn't loaded, it attempts to load it, and then it grabs the partition parser. For redboot, the module name is "redboot.ko", while the parser name is "RedBoot". Since modprobe is case-sensitive, attempting to modprobe "RedBoot" will never work. I suspect the embedded systems that make use of redboot just always manually loaded redboot prior to loading their specific nand chip drivers (or statically compiled it in). Signed-off-by: Andres Salomon <> Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/mtd')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/redboot.c b/drivers/mtd/redboot.c
index 7a87d07cd79f..4938bd0b024a 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/redboot.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/redboot.c
@@ -297,6 +297,9 @@ static struct mtd_part_parser redboot_parser = {
.name = "RedBoot",
+/* mtd parsers will request the module by parser name */
static int __init redboot_parser_init(void)
return register_mtd_parser(&redboot_parser);