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authorMarcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.org>2013-04-28 16:22:06 -0700
committerJohannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>2013-05-16 22:39:39 +0200
commitfb4e156886ce6e8309e912d8b370d192330d19d3 (patch)
treebc4f6953b1a2983b93d5a0bd7d83669369e2503d /net/wireless
parent55300a13d2ca1d59f659cf00b9d8dc93ea225882 (diff)
nl80211: Add generic netlink module alias for cfg80211/nl80211
To support auto-loading of wireless modules from netlink users, add module alias for nl80211 family. This also adds NL80211_GENL_NAME constant to define the "nl80211" netlink family name as part of uapi. Signed-off-by: Marcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.org> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/wireless')
-rw-r--r--net/wireless/core.c1
-rw-r--r--net/wireless/nl80211.c8
2 files changed, 5 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/net/wireless/core.c b/net/wireless/core.c
index 84c9ad7e1dca..68f0c96c0565 100644
--- a/net/wireless/core.c
+++ b/net/wireless/core.c
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@
MODULE_AUTHOR("Johannes Berg");
MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("wireless configuration support");
+MODULE_ALIAS_GENL_FAMILY(NL80211_GENL_NAME);
/* RCU-protected (and cfg80211_mutex for writers) */
LIST_HEAD(cfg80211_rdev_list);
diff --git a/net/wireless/nl80211.c b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
index f687a8d0d026..9cdcd9ec3317 100644
--- a/net/wireless/nl80211.c
+++ b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
@@ -37,10 +37,10 @@ static void nl80211_post_doit(struct genl_ops *ops, struct sk_buff *skb,
/* the netlink family */
static struct genl_family nl80211_fam = {
- .id = GENL_ID_GENERATE, /* don't bother with a hardcoded ID */
- .name = "nl80211", /* have users key off the name instead */
- .hdrsize = 0, /* no private header */
- .version = 1, /* no particular meaning now */
+ .id = GENL_ID_GENERATE, /* don't bother with a hardcoded ID */
+ .name = NL80211_GENL_NAME, /* have users key off the name instead */
+ .hdrsize = 0, /* no private header */
+ .version = 1, /* no particular meaning now */
.maxattr = NL80211_ATTR_MAX,
.netnsok = true,
.pre_doit = nl80211_pre_doit,

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