[v4,12/12] RFC: watchdog: export core symbols in WATCHDOG_CORE namespace
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Matthias Maennich Sept. 3, 2019, 3:06 p.m. UTC
Modules using symbols from the WATCHDOG_CORE namespace are required to
explicitly import the namespace. This patch was generated with the
following steps and serves as a reference to use the symbol namespace
feature:

 1) Use EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros instead of EXPORT_SYMBOL* for symbols
    in watchdog_core.c
 2) make  (see warnings during modpost about missing imports)
 3) make nsdeps

I used 'allmodconfig' for the above steps to ensure all occurrences are
patched.

Defining DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE in the Makefile is not trivial in this
case as not only watchdog_core is defined in drivers/watchdog/Makefile.
Hence this patch uses the variant of using the EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros
to export into a different namespace.

An alternative to this patch would be a single definition line before
any use of EXPORT_SYMBOL*:
 #define DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE WATCHDOG_CORE

This patch serves as a reference on how to use the symbol namespaces.

Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
---
 drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c         |  1 +
 drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c      |  1 +
 drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c            |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c  |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c     |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c     |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c    |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c           |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c     |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c     |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c            |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c        |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c    |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c     |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c          |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c    |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c   |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c        |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c          |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c          |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c    |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c          |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/softdog.c          |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c        |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c        |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c      |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c     |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c          |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c     |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c    | 10 +++++-----
 drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c         |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c       |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c          |  1 +
 drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c      |  1 +
 83 files changed, 87 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Comments

Guenter Roeck Sept. 3, 2019, 4:10 p.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 04:06:38PM +0100, Matthias Maennich wrote:
> Modules using symbols from the WATCHDOG_CORE namespace are required to
> explicitly import the namespace. This patch was generated with the
> following steps and serves as a reference to use the symbol namespace
> feature:
> 
>  1) Use EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros instead of EXPORT_SYMBOL* for symbols
>     in watchdog_core.c
>  2) make  (see warnings during modpost about missing imports)
>  3) make nsdeps
> 
> I used 'allmodconfig' for the above steps to ensure all occurrences are
> patched.
> 
> Defining DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE in the Makefile is not trivial in this
> case as not only watchdog_core is defined in drivers/watchdog/Makefile.
> Hence this patch uses the variant of using the EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros
> to export into a different namespace.
> 
> An alternative to this patch would be a single definition line before
> any use of EXPORT_SYMBOL*:
>  #define DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE WATCHDOG_CORE
> 
> This patch serves as a reference on how to use the symbol namespaces.
> 
> Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Signed-off-by: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>

As mentioned before, I am opposed to this set of changes. I don't see
the point of restricting the use of exported symbols in WATCHDOG_CORE.

Guenter

> ---
>  drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c            |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c  |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c     |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c     |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c    |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c           |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c     |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c     |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c            |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c        |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c    |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c     |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c          |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c    |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c   |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c        |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c          |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c          |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c    |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c          |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/softdog.c          |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c        |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c        |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c     |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c          |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c     |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c    | 10 +++++-----
>  drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c         |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c       |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c          |  1 +
>  drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c      |  1 +
>  83 files changed, 87 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c b/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c
> index 371ce7745f5e..fa67f7c565be 100644
> --- a/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c
> +++ b/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c
> @@ -830,3 +830,4 @@ module_i2c_driver(fts_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Thilo Cestonaro <thilo.cestonaro@ts.fujitsu.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("FTS Teutates driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c b/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c
> index 6c84780e358e..06dd840f3bf7 100644
> --- a/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c
> +++ b/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c
> @@ -571,6 +571,7 @@ static void __exit sch56xx_exit(void)
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("SMSC SCH56xx Hardware Monitoring Common Code");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  
>  module_init(sch56xx_init);
>  module_exit(sch56xx_exit);
> diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c
> index 73830670a41f..3ff3b96d14d7 100644
> --- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c
> +++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c
> @@ -880,3 +880,4 @@ MODULE_AUTHOR("Philippe De Muyter <phdm@macqel.be>");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Abracon ABX80X RTC driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c
> index e5dcb26d85f0..00e153ae70eb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c
> @@ -370,4 +370,5 @@ MODULE_AUTHOR("Marek Behun <marek.behun@nic.cz>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Armada 37xx CPU Watchdog");
>  
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:armada_37xx_wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c
> index 45047e514b8e..fd7289df2cb3 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c
> @@ -374,3 +374,4 @@ module_platform_driver(asm9260_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("asm9260 WatchDog Timer Driver");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Oleksij Rempel <linux@rempel-privat.de>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c
> index cc71861e033a..2607158965d6 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c
> @@ -334,3 +334,4 @@ module_exit(aspeed_wdt_exit);
>  
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Aspeed Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c
> index 292b5a1ca831..e7aa31fe4336 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c
> @@ -416,3 +416,4 @@ module_platform_driver_probe(at91wdt_driver, at91wdt_probe);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Renaud CERRATO <r.cerrato@til-technologies.fr>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Atmel AT91SAM9x processors");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c
> index 9bfe650d802f..f67e6f101102 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c
> @@ -218,4 +218,5 @@ module_platform_driver(atlas7_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("CSRatlas7 watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Guo Zeng <Guo.Zeng@csr.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:atlas7-wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c
> index dec6ca019bea..2f41b8a6e2f6 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c
> @@ -242,3 +242,4 @@ MODULE_ALIAS("platform:bcm2835-wdt");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak@v3.sk>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for Broadcom BCM2835 watchdog timer");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c
> index 05425c1dfd4c..231009f01024 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c
> @@ -241,3 +241,4 @@ MODULE_AUTHOR("Aleksandar Radovanovic");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Hauke Mehrtens <hauke@hauke-m.de>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Broadcom BCM47xx");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c
> index 979caa18d3c8..e66184997775 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c
> @@ -212,5 +212,6 @@ module_param(nowayout, bool, 0);
>  MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started (default="
>  	__MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for Broadcom 7038 SoCs Watchdog");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Justin Chen");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c
> index eb850a8d19df..5b5a6a76c1aa 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c
> @@ -339,3 +339,4 @@ MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" BCM_KONA_WDT_NAME);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Markus Mayer <mmayer@broadcom.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Broadcom Kona Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c
> index b0152fef4fc7..790748a3a30a 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c
> @@ -288,3 +288,4 @@ module_platform_driver(bd70528_wdt);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Matti Vaittinen <matti.vaittinen@fi.rohmeurope.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("BD70528 watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c
> index f8d4e91d0383..a44f3140656e 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c
> @@ -438,3 +438,4 @@ module_platform_driver(cdns_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Xilinx, Inc.");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Cadence WDT");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c
> index d708c091bf1b..a5ceea0503bb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c
> @@ -191,4 +191,5 @@ module_platform_driver(da9052_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Anthony Olech <Anthony.Olech@diasemi.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("DA9052 SM Device Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:da9052-watchdog");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c
> index 389a4bdd208c..05b075f2ea90 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c
> @@ -166,4 +166,5 @@ module_platform_driver(da9055_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("David Dajun Chen <dchen@diasemi.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("DA9055 watchdog");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:da9055-watchdog");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c
> index e149e66a6ea9..dfc2025d36ba 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c
> @@ -232,4 +232,5 @@ module_platform_driver(da9062_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("S Twiss <stwiss.opensource@diasemi.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WDT device driver for Dialog DA9062 and DA9061");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:da9062-watchdog");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
> index 3d65e92a4e3f..ae0cb7011762 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
> @@ -239,4 +239,5 @@ module_platform_driver(da9063_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Mariusz Wojtasik <mariusz.wojtasik@diasemi.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Dialog DA9063");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DA9063_DRVNAME_WATCHDOG);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c
> index 2b3f3cd382ef..4fa01dfa4edb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c
> @@ -274,4 +274,5 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(heartbeat,
>  		 __MODULE_STRING(DEFAULT_HEARTBEAT));
>  
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:davinci-wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c
> index 073d37867f47..ed86cf879dae 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c
> @@ -161,3 +161,4 @@ module_platform_driver(dc_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Baruch Siach <baruch@tkos.co.il>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for Conexant Digicolor watchdog timer");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
> index fef7c61f5555..e98ccb38eb1d 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
> @@ -340,3 +340,4 @@ module_platform_driver(dw_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Jamie Iles");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Synopsys DesignWare Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c
> index 8ef4b0df3855..7e4349472745 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c
> @@ -139,4 +139,5 @@ module_exit(ebc_c384_wdt_exit);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("William Breathitt Gray <vilhelm.gray@gmail.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WinSystems EBC-C384 watchdog timer driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("isa:" MODULE_NAME);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c
> index 38e26f160b9a..edfa422896d7 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c
> @@ -144,3 +144,4 @@ MODULE_AUTHOR("Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("H Hartley Sweeten <hsweeten@visionengravers.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("EP93xx Watchdog");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c
> index 21dcc7765688..c19186bc00b6 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c
> @@ -227,3 +227,4 @@ module_platform_driver(ftwdt010_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Linus Walleij");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Faraday Technology FTWDT010");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c
> index 0923201ce874..6a90a7ecadeb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c
> @@ -194,3 +194,4 @@ module_platform_driver(gpio_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Alexander Shiyan <shc_work@mail.ru>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("GPIO Watchdog");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
> index 7d34bcf1c45b..fb4d228a0d7e 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
> @@ -386,6 +386,7 @@ static struct pci_driver hpwdt_driver = {
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Tom Mingarelli");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("hpe watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_VERSION(HPWDT_VERSION);
>  
>  module_param(soft_margin, int, 0);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c b/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c
> index a30835f547b3..700a8c6cae00 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c
> @@ -351,3 +351,4 @@ module_pci_driver(esb_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Ross Biro and David Härdeman");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Intel 6300ESB chipsets");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c
> index c559f706ae7e..454d8ff3edc1 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c
> @@ -632,4 +632,5 @@ MODULE_AUTHOR("Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Intel TCO WatchDog Timer Driver");
>  MODULE_VERSION(DRV_VERSION);
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DRV_NAME);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c
> index 8f28993fab8b..76bcff28eaf9 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c
> @@ -314,4 +314,5 @@ module_exit(ie6xx_wdt_exit);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Alexander Stein <alexander.stein@systec-electronic.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Intel Atom E6xx Watchdog Device Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DRIVER_NAME);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c
> index b57ff3787052..6fe0fd7c0719 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c
> @@ -314,3 +314,4 @@ MODULE_AUTHOR("Jude Abraham <Jude.Abraham@imgtec.com>");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Naidu Tellapati <Naidu.Tellapati@imgtec.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Imagination Technologies PDC Watchdog Timer Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c
> index 32af3974e6bb..dc6d4132ec1f 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c
> @@ -433,4 +433,5 @@ module_platform_driver_probe(imx2_wdt_driver, imx2_wdt_probe);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Wolfram Sang");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for IMX2 and later");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DRIVER_NAME);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c
> index 2cdbd37c700c..b859fd6d263b 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c
> @@ -181,3 +181,4 @@ module_platform_driver(mid_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("David Cohen <david.a.cohen@linux.intel.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog Driver for Intel MID platform");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c
> index a4b71ebc8cab..610f5cdebf72 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c
> @@ -354,3 +354,4 @@ module_exit(it87_wdt_exit);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Oliver Schuster");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Hardware Watchdog Device Driver for IT87xx EC-LPC I/O");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c
> index 40bd518ed873..20a40e221dbb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c
> @@ -550,3 +550,4 @@ module_platform_driver(kempld_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("KEM PLD Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Michael Brunner <michael.brunner@kontron.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c
> index 78cf11c94941..4e34a4bd0b24 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c
> @@ -316,3 +316,4 @@ module_platform_driver(lpc18xx_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Ariel D'Alessandro <ariel@vanguardiasur.com.ar>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("NXP LPC18xx Watchdog Timer Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c
> index 3a899628a834..053c9285adac 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c
> @@ -284,3 +284,4 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nodelay,
>  		 "(max6373/74 only, default=0)");
>  
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c
> index be6a53c30002..304817d379a7 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c
> @@ -209,3 +209,4 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started "
>  
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Laxman Dewangan <ldewangan@nvidia.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c
> index 5391bf3e6b11..5e03226cada1 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c
> @@ -662,4 +662,5 @@ module_mei_cl_driver(mei_wdt_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Intel Corporation");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Device driver for Intel MEI iAMT watchdog");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c
> index 99d2359d5a8a..b759c66f1446 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c
> @@ -225,4 +225,5 @@ module_platform_driver(a21_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("MEN Mikro Elektronik");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("MEN A21 Watchdog");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:a21-watchdog");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c
> index 81ebdfc371f4..358881618e2f 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c
> @@ -181,4 +181,5 @@ module_platform_driver(menf21bmc_wdt);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("MEN 14F021P00 BMC Watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Andreas Werner <andreas.werner@men.de>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:menf21bmc_wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c
> index ed18238c5407..d13fcfc0f59c 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c
> @@ -167,4 +167,5 @@ module_mcb_driver(men_z069_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Johannes Thumshirn <jth@kernel.org>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("mcb:16z069");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c
> index d17c1a6ed723..f30f85380679 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c
> @@ -204,3 +204,4 @@ module_platform_driver(meson_gxbb_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Neil Armstrong <narmstrong@baylibre.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Amlogic Meson GXBB Watchdog timer driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("Dual BSD/GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c
> index 459f3ae02c91..0d60bb5aa688 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c
> @@ -228,5 +228,6 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout,
>  		 __MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
>  
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Carlo Caione <carlo@caione.org>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Meson Watchdog Timer Driver");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c
> index 03b9ac4b99af..2df48a6ed04b 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c
> @@ -287,4 +287,5 @@ module_platform_driver(mlxreg_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Michael Shych <michaelsh@mellanox.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Mellanox watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:mlx-wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c
> index 6340a1f5f471..02dbfe2accfa 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c
> @@ -164,4 +164,5 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(heartbeat, "Watchdog heartbeat in seconds");
>  
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("MOXART watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Jonas Jensen <jonas.jensen@gmail.com>");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c
> index 9c3d0033260d..074c04324738 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c
> @@ -247,6 +247,7 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started (default="
>  			__MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
>  
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@gmail.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Mediatek WatchDog Timer Driver");
>  MODULE_VERSION(DRV_VERSION);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c
> index 4cebad324b20..724d47f2f325 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c
> @@ -255,3 +255,4 @@ MODULE_DESCRIPTION("NI 903x Watchdog");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Jeff Westfahl <jeff.westfahl@ni.com>");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Kyle Roeschley <kyle.roeschley@ni.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c
> index 2a46cc662943..efe0f188c79a 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c
> @@ -250,3 +250,4 @@ module_platform_driver(watchdog_driver);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("National Instruments NIC7018 Watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Hui Chun Ong <hui.chun.ong@ni.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c
> index 9c773c3d6d5d..aa2022a44985 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c
> @@ -248,3 +248,4 @@ module_platform_driver(npcm_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Joel Stanley");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for NPCM");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
> index 7fe4f7c3f7ce..8d93e2089c6d 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
> @@ -308,3 +308,4 @@ module_platform_driver(xwdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Alejandro Cabrera <aldaya@gmail.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Xilinx Watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c
> index 9b91882fe3c4..49565608924a 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c
> @@ -375,4 +375,5 @@ module_platform_driver(omap_wdt_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("George G. Davis");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:omap_wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c
> index 2d3652004e39..f13c1c2bec07 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c
> @@ -210,3 +210,4 @@ module_platform_driver(pm8916_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Loic Poulain <loic.poulain@linaro.org>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Qualcomm pm8916 watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c
> index 7be7f87be28f..1ae02d3b5cb2 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c
> @@ -272,3 +272,4 @@ module_platform_driver(qcom_watchdog_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("QCOM KPSS Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c
> index 2c95615b6354..7fac3fabfcfb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c
> @@ -329,6 +329,7 @@ module_platform_driver(rave_sp_wdt_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE(of, rave_sp_wdt_of_match);
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Andrey Vostrikov <andrey.vostrikov@cogentembedded.com>");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Nikita Yushchenko <nikita.yoush@cogentembedded.com>");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Andrey Smirnov <andrew.smirnov@gmail.com>");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c
> index 00662a8e039c..ec5b1ec6c292 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c
> @@ -315,4 +315,5 @@ module_platform_driver(rwdt_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Renesas WDT Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Wolfram Sang <wsa@sang-engineering.com>");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c
> index 258dfcf9cbda..6a3e2b8e5226 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c
> @@ -168,3 +168,4 @@ MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Retu watchdog");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Amit Kucheria");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen@iki.fi>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c
> index 234876047431..8f7bc6b1cb64 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c
> @@ -191,3 +191,4 @@ module_platform_driver(rn5t618_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Beniamino Galvani <b.galvani@gmail.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("RN5T618 watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c
> index 7b6c365f7cd3..31ff9acc9af2 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c
> @@ -245,3 +245,4 @@ module_platform_driver(rza_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Renesas RZ/A WDT Driver");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Chris Brandt <chris.brandt@renesas.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c
> index 2395f353e52d..5c1800d41411 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c
> @@ -739,3 +739,4 @@ module_platform_driver(s3c2410wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Ben Dooks <ben@simtec.co.uk>, Dimitry Andric <dimitry.andric@tomtom.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("S3C2410 Watchdog Device Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c
> index d193a60430b2..725f68703f1e 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c
> @@ -321,3 +321,4 @@ module_platform_driver(sama5d4_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Atmel Corporation");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Atmel SAMA5D4 Watchdog Timer driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c
> index 734cf2966ecb..bcb75d9978f0 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c
> @@ -213,4 +213,5 @@ module_platform_driver(sirfsoc_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("SiRF SoC watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Xianglong Du <Xianglong.Du@csr.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:sirfsoc-wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c b/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c
> index 3e4885c1545e..8d50543f7340 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c
> @@ -165,3 +165,4 @@ module_exit(softdog_exit);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Alan Cox");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Software Watchdog Device Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c b/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
> index 93bd302ae7c5..716b9c43baf1 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
> @@ -486,3 +486,4 @@ module_exit(sp5100_tco_exit);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Priyanka Gupta");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("TCO timer driver for SP5100/SB800 chipset");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c
> index edba4e278685..55e883e8dcf4 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c
> @@ -384,3 +384,4 @@ module_platform_driver(sprd_watchdog_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Eric Long <eric.long@spreadtrum.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Spreadtrum Watchdog Timer Controller Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c
> index 14ab6559c748..4a7e6b4694fa 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c
> @@ -305,3 +305,4 @@ module_platform_driver(st_wdog_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("David Paris <david.paris@st.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("ST LPC Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c
> index 7caf3aa71c6a..f1dd033c2b4b 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c
> @@ -150,4 +150,5 @@ module_platform_driver(stmp3xxx_wdt_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("STMP3XXX RTC Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Wolfram Sang <kernel@pengutronix.de>");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c
> index 45d0c543466f..6cdbe4bf5aaa 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c
> @@ -138,3 +138,4 @@ module_platform_driver(stpmic1_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for STPMIC1 device");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Pascal Paillet <p.paillet@st.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c
> index 5f05a45ac187..dea10c79b817 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c
> @@ -289,6 +289,7 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started "
>  		"(default=" __MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
>  
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Carlo Caione <carlo.caione@gmail.com>");
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("sunxi WatchDog Timer Driver");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c
> index 1afb0e9d808c..bc9025d31977 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c
> @@ -207,3 +207,4 @@ module_platform_driver(tangox_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Mans Rullgard <mans@mansr.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("SMP86xx/SMP87xx Watchdog driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c
> index dfe06e506cad..06acd8251928 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c
> @@ -276,3 +276,4 @@ module_platform_driver(tegra_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("NVIDIA Corporation");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Tegra Watchdog Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c
> index 72d0b0adde38..35b8bfffa34d 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c
> @@ -124,3 +124,4 @@ MODULE_AUTHOR("Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("TQMx86 Watchdog");
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:tqmx86-wdt");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c
> index c137ad2bd5c3..b07f75f9049b 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c
> @@ -200,4 +200,5 @@ module_platform_driver(ts4800_wdt_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Damien Riegel <damien.riegel@savoirfairelinux.com>");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:ts4800_wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c
> index bf918f5fa131..efd74cfabbf8 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c
> @@ -174,4 +174,5 @@ module_platform_driver(ts72xx_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@iki.fi>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("TS-72xx SBC Watchdog");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:ts72xx-wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c
> index 355e428c0b99..98bcebe3a0b7 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c
> @@ -123,5 +123,6 @@ module_platform_driver(twl4030_wdt_driver);
>  
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Nokia Corporation");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:twl4030_wdt");
>  
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c
> index 8e9242c23022..3a6d2d3a8f3c 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c
> @@ -255,3 +255,4 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout,
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Keiji Hayashibara <hayashibara.keiji@socionext.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("UniPhier Watchdog Device Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c
> index eeb39f96e72e..899a4fe1d7b6 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c
> @@ -259,3 +259,4 @@ module_pci_driver(wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Marc Vertes");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for watchdog timer on VIA chipset");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c
> index 38b31e9947aa..b66aea20a96e 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c
> @@ -528,5 +528,6 @@ module_init(wdt_init);
>  module_exit(wdt_exit);
>  
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Pádraig  Brady <P@draigBrady.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("w83627hf/thf WDT driver");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
> index 21e8085b848b..9deb22af5daa 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
> @@ -145,7 +145,7 @@ int watchdog_init_timeout(struct watchdog_device *wdd,
>  
>  	return ret;
>  }
> -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_init_timeout);
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_init_timeout, WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  
>  static int watchdog_restart_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb,
>  				     unsigned long action, void *data)
> @@ -180,7 +180,7 @@ void watchdog_set_restart_priority(struct watchdog_device *wdd, int priority)
>  {
>  	wdd->restart_nb.priority = priority;
>  }
> -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_set_restart_priority);
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_set_restart_priority, WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  
>  static int __watchdog_register_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
>  {
> @@ -279,7 +279,7 @@ int watchdog_register_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
>  
>  	return ret;
>  }
> -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_register_device);
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_register_device, WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  
>  static void __watchdog_unregister_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
>  {
> @@ -311,7 +311,7 @@ void watchdog_unregister_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
>  	mutex_unlock(&wtd_deferred_reg_mutex);
>  }
>  
> -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_unregister_device);
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_unregister_device, WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  
>  static void devm_watchdog_unregister_device(struct device *dev, void *res)
>  {
> @@ -348,7 +348,7 @@ int devm_watchdog_register_device(struct device *dev,
>  
>  	return ret;
>  }
> -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(devm_watchdog_register_device);
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(devm_watchdog_register_device, WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  
>  static int __init watchdog_deferred_registration(void)
>  {
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c
> index e7cf41aa26c3..027339a557ce 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c
> @@ -523,4 +523,5 @@ module_platform_driver(wdat_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@linux.intel.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("ACPI Hardware Watchdog (WDAT) driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:wdat_wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c
> index 030ce240620d..a17e2ac251a1 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c
> @@ -282,4 +282,5 @@ module_platform_driver(wm831x_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Mark Brown");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WM831x Watchdog");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:wm831x-watchdog");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c
> index 33c62d51f00a..f81e661662e6 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c
> @@ -175,4 +175,5 @@ module_platform_driver(wm8350_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Mark Brown");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WM8350 Watchdog");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
>  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:wm8350-wdt");
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c
> index b343f421dc72..8b21a4b51047 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c
> @@ -206,3 +206,4 @@ module_exit(xen_wdt_cleanup_module);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Xen WatchDog Timer Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c
> index dec660c509b3..2d81c7b546f2 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c
> @@ -751,3 +751,4 @@ module_i2c_driver(ziirave_wdt_driver);
>  MODULE_AUTHOR("Martyn Welch <martyn.welch@collabora.co.uk");
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Zodiac Aerospace RAVE Switch Watchdog Processor Driver");
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> +MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
> -- 
> 2.23.0.187.g17f5b7556c-goog
>
Masahiro Yamada Sept. 4, 2019, 8:45 a.m. UTC | #2
On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 1:10 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 04:06:38PM +0100, Matthias Maennich wrote:
> > Modules using symbols from the WATCHDOG_CORE namespace are required to
> > explicitly import the namespace. This patch was generated with the
> > following steps and serves as a reference to use the symbol namespace
> > feature:
> >
> >  1) Use EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros instead of EXPORT_SYMBOL* for symbols
> >     in watchdog_core.c
> >  2) make  (see warnings during modpost about missing imports)
> >  3) make nsdeps
> >
> > I used 'allmodconfig' for the above steps to ensure all occurrences are
> > patched.
> >
> > Defining DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE in the Makefile is not trivial in this
> > case as not only watchdog_core is defined in drivers/watchdog/Makefile.
> > Hence this patch uses the variant of using the EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros
> > to export into a different namespace.
> >
> > An alternative to this patch would be a single definition line before
> > any use of EXPORT_SYMBOL*:
> >  #define DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE WATCHDOG_CORE
> >
> > This patch serves as a reference on how to use the symbol namespaces.
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
>
> As mentioned before, I am opposed to this set of changes. I don't see
> the point of restricting the use of exported symbols in WATCHDOG_CORE.
>
> Guenter


I agree.

I do not like this patch set either.

Anyway, the last two patches (usb-stroage, watchdog)
are useful to demonstrate
that this has a bad taste.


--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada
Guenter Roeck Sept. 4, 2019, 12:12 p.m. UTC | #3
On 9/4/19 1:45 AM, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 1:10 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 04:06:38PM +0100, Matthias Maennich wrote:
>>> Modules using symbols from the WATCHDOG_CORE namespace are required to
>>> explicitly import the namespace. This patch was generated with the
>>> following steps and serves as a reference to use the symbol namespace
>>> feature:
>>>
>>>   1) Use EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros instead of EXPORT_SYMBOL* for symbols
>>>      in watchdog_core.c
>>>   2) make  (see warnings during modpost about missing imports)
>>>   3) make nsdeps
>>>
>>> I used 'allmodconfig' for the above steps to ensure all occurrences are
>>> patched.
>>>
>>> Defining DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE in the Makefile is not trivial in this
>>> case as not only watchdog_core is defined in drivers/watchdog/Makefile.
>>> Hence this patch uses the variant of using the EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS* macros
>>> to export into a different namespace.
>>>
>>> An alternative to this patch would be a single definition line before
>>> any use of EXPORT_SYMBOL*:
>>>   #define DEFAULT_SYMBOL_NAMESPACE WATCHDOG_CORE
>>>
>>> This patch serves as a reference on how to use the symbol namespaces.
>>>
>>> Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
>>> Signed-off-by: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
>>
>> As mentioned before, I am opposed to this set of changes. I don't see
>> the point of restricting the use of exported symbols in WATCHDOG_CORE.
>>
>> Guenter
> 
> 
> I agree.
> 
> I do not like this patch set either.
> 

Note that I don't object to the patch set in general. There may be symbols
which only need be exported in the context of a single subsystem or even
driver (if a driver consists of more than one module). For example, a mfd
driver may export symbols which should only be called by its client drivers.
In such a situation, it may well be beneficial to limit the use of exported
symbols.

I am not sure what good that does in practice (if I understand correctly,
a driver only has to declare that it wants to use a restricted use symbol
if it wants to use it), but that is a different question.

Guenter
Matthew Dharm Sept. 4, 2019, 4:16 p.m. UTC | #4
On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>
> Note that I don't object to the patch set in general. There may be symbols
> which only need be exported in the context of a single subsystem or even
> driver (if a driver consists of more than one module). For example, a mfd
> driver may export symbols which should only be called by its client drivers.
> In such a situation, it may well be beneficial to limit the use of exported
> symbols.

I can appreciate this benefit.

> I am not sure what good that does in practice (if I understand correctly,
> a driver only has to declare that it wants to use a restricted use symbol
> if it wants to use it), but that is a different question.

I think this question implies that you are coming from the perspective
of "security" or wanting to restrict access to the underlying
functions, rather than wanting to clean-up the way symbols are handled
for manageability / maintainability purposes (which is the goal, as I
understand it).

HOWEVER, I have one question:  If these patches are included, and
someone wants to introduce a bit of code which needs to use two
symbols from different namespaces but with the same name, can that be
done?  That is, if driver A has symbol 'foo' and driver B has symbol
'foo' (both in their respective namespaces), and driver C wants to use
A.foo and B.foo, can that be supported?

Matt
Jessica Yu Sept. 5, 2019, 10:41 a.m. UTC | #5
+++ Matthew Dharm [04/09/19 09:16 -0700]:
>On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>>
>> Note that I don't object to the patch set in general. There may be symbols
>> which only need be exported in the context of a single subsystem or even
>> driver (if a driver consists of more than one module). For example, a mfd
>> driver may export symbols which should only be called by its client drivers.
>> In such a situation, it may well be beneficial to limit the use of exported
>> symbols.
>
>I can appreciate this benefit.
>
>> I am not sure what good that does in practice (if I understand correctly,
>> a driver only has to declare that it wants to use a restricted use symbol
>> if it wants to use it), but that is a different question.
>
>I think this question implies that you are coming from the perspective
>of "security" or wanting to restrict access to the underlying
>functions, rather than wanting to clean-up the way symbols are handled
>for manageability / maintainability purposes (which is the goal, as I
>understand it).
>
>HOWEVER, I have one question:  If these patches are included, and
>someone wants to introduce a bit of code which needs to use two
>symbols from different namespaces but with the same name, can that be
>done?  That is, if driver A has symbol 'foo' and driver B has symbol
>'foo' (both in their respective namespaces), and driver C wants to use
>A.foo and B.foo, can that be supported?

As of now, we currently don't support this - modpost will warn if a
symbol is exported more than once (across modules + vmlinux), and the
module loader currently assumes exported symbol names are unique.  Do
you have a concrete use case? If there is a strong need for this, I
don't think it'd be too hard to implement.

Thanks,

Jessica
Arnd Bergmann Sept. 5, 2019, 10:52 a.m. UTC | #6
On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
> +++ Matthew Dharm [04/09/19 09:16 -0700]:
> >On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:

> >HOWEVER, I have one question:  If these patches are included, and
> >someone wants to introduce a bit of code which needs to use two
> >symbols from different namespaces but with the same name, can that be
> >done?  That is, if driver A has symbol 'foo' and driver B has symbol
> >'foo' (both in their respective namespaces), and driver C wants to use
> >A.foo and B.foo, can that be supported?
>
> As of now, we currently don't support this - modpost will warn if a
> symbol is exported more than once (across modules + vmlinux), and the
> module loader currently assumes exported symbol names are unique.  Do
> you have a concrete use case? If there is a strong need for this, I
> don't think it'd be too hard to implement.

I think what would prevent this from working in general is that having
two modules with the same exported symbol in different namespaces
won't link if you try to build both modules into the kernel itself.

      Arnd
Jessica Yu Sept. 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m. UTC | #7
+++ Arnd Bergmann [05/09/19 12:52 +0200]:
>On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
>> +++ Matthew Dharm [04/09/19 09:16 -0700]:
>> >On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>
>> >HOWEVER, I have one question:  If these patches are included, and
>> >someone wants to introduce a bit of code which needs to use two
>> >symbols from different namespaces but with the same name, can that be
>> >done?  That is, if driver A has symbol 'foo' and driver B has symbol
>> >'foo' (both in their respective namespaces), and driver C wants to use
>> >A.foo and B.foo, can that be supported?
>>
>> As of now, we currently don't support this - modpost will warn if a
>> symbol is exported more than once (across modules + vmlinux), and the
>> module loader currently assumes exported symbol names are unique.  Do
>> you have a concrete use case? If there is a strong need for this, I
>> don't think it'd be too hard to implement.
>
>I think what would prevent this from working in general is that having
>two modules with the same exported symbol in different namespaces
>won't link if you try to build both modules into the kernel itself.
>
>      Arnd

Ah yeah, you are right. I only tried building an identically named
exported symbol in a module and in the kernel, and there I got away
with a modpost warning. But this breaks when building the module into
the kernel, so I guess this is out of the question.

Thanks,

Jessica
Masahiro Yamada Sept. 5, 2019, 11:25 a.m. UTC | #8
On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 8:16 PM Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> +++ Arnd Bergmann [05/09/19 12:52 +0200]:
> >On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
> >> +++ Matthew Dharm [04/09/19 09:16 -0700]:
> >> >On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> >
> >> >HOWEVER, I have one question:  If these patches are included, and
> >> >someone wants to introduce a bit of code which needs to use two
> >> >symbols from different namespaces but with the same name, can that be
> >> >done?  That is, if driver A has symbol 'foo' and driver B has symbol
> >> >'foo' (both in their respective namespaces), and driver C wants to use
> >> >A.foo and B.foo, can that be supported?
> >>
> >> As of now, we currently don't support this - modpost will warn if a
> >> symbol is exported more than once (across modules + vmlinux), and the
> >> module loader currently assumes exported symbol names are unique.  Do
> >> you have a concrete use case? If there is a strong need for this, I
> >> don't think it'd be too hard to implement.
> >
> >I think what would prevent this from working in general is that having
> >two modules with the same exported symbol in different namespaces
> >won't link if you try to build both modules into the kernel itself.
> >
> >      Arnd
>
> Ah yeah, you are right. I only tried building an identically named
> exported symbol in a module and in the kernel, and there I got away
> with a modpost warning. But this breaks when building the module into
> the kernel, so I guess this is out of the question.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jessica
>


The cover letter starts with
"As of Linux 5.3-rc7, there are 31207 [1] exported symbols in the kernel".

Whether or not we apply this patch set,
we will have to carefully maintain them
so that 31207 symbols are unique, anyway.
(And, we can do this with allmodconfig + modpost)

So, what is the point of the namespace,
where it does not loosen the scope of uniqueness?



--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada
Matthias Maennich Sept. 5, 2019, 11:25 a.m. UTC | #9
On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 12:41:47PM +0200, Jessica Yu wrote:
>+++ Matthew Dharm [04/09/19 09:16 -0700]:
>>On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>Note that I don't object to the patch set in general. There may be symbols
>>>which only need be exported in the context of a single subsystem or even
>>>driver (if a driver consists of more than one module). For example, a mfd
>>>driver may export symbols which should only be called by its client drivers.
>>>In such a situation, it may well be beneficial to limit the use of exported
>>>symbols.
>>
>>I can appreciate this benefit.
>>
>>>I am not sure what good that does in practice (if I understand correctly,
>>>a driver only has to declare that it wants to use a restricted use symbol
>>>if it wants to use it), but that is a different question.
>>
>>I think this question implies that you are coming from the perspective
>>of "security" or wanting to restrict access to the underlying
>>functions, rather than wanting to clean-up the way symbols are handled
>>for manageability / maintainability purposes (which is the goal, as I
>>understand it).

The goal of this patch set is to introduce structure into the exported
surface that goes beyond naming conventions like 'usb_*'. So, it is
rather about maintainability then security. In particular, creating the
visibility of which parts of the kernel use which other parts, might
help to find cases where suboptimal choices were made. Maybe already
during development/review.

As Guenter correctly noted, a module is able to declare that it wants to
use a namespace. One idea that came up earlier was to maybe restrict the
namespaces that can actually be imported by modules. But I would see
anything in that direction as beyond the scope of this series.

A nice side effect of having to declare the usage is that it shows up in
modinfo and module users can reason about how the module interacts with
the rest of the kernel.


>>HOWEVER, I have one question:  If these patches are included, and
>>someone wants to introduce a bit of code which needs to use two
>>symbols from different namespaces but with the same name, can that be
>>done?  That is, if driver A has symbol 'foo' and driver B has symbol
>>'foo' (both in their respective namespaces), and driver C wants to use
>>A.foo and B.foo, can that be supported?
>
>As of now, we currently don't support this - modpost will warn if a
>symbol is exported more than once (across modules + vmlinux), and the
>module loader currently assumes exported symbol names are unique.  Do
>you have a concrete use case? If there is a strong need for this, I
>don't think it'd be too hard to implement.

The implementation does not change the fact that symbol names need to be
unique. As Arnd just mentioned in the other thread: the linker will
already fail if two builtin symbols use the same name. It is rather a
tag attached to the symbol.

Cheers,
Matthias
Greg KH Sept. 5, 2019, noon UTC | #10
On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 08:25:32PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 8:16 PM Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > +++ Arnd Bergmann [05/09/19 12:52 +0200]:
> > >On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >> +++ Matthew Dharm [04/09/19 09:16 -0700]:
> > >> >On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> > >
> > >> >HOWEVER, I have one question:  If these patches are included, and
> > >> >someone wants to introduce a bit of code which needs to use two
> > >> >symbols from different namespaces but with the same name, can that be
> > >> >done?  That is, if driver A has symbol 'foo' and driver B has symbol
> > >> >'foo' (both in their respective namespaces), and driver C wants to use
> > >> >A.foo and B.foo, can that be supported?
> > >>
> > >> As of now, we currently don't support this - modpost will warn if a
> > >> symbol is exported more than once (across modules + vmlinux), and the
> > >> module loader currently assumes exported symbol names are unique.  Do
> > >> you have a concrete use case? If there is a strong need for this, I
> > >> don't think it'd be too hard to implement.
> > >
> > >I think what would prevent this from working in general is that having
> > >two modules with the same exported symbol in different namespaces
> > >won't link if you try to build both modules into the kernel itself.
> > >
> > >      Arnd
> >
> > Ah yeah, you are right. I only tried building an identically named
> > exported symbol in a module and in the kernel, and there I got away
> > with a modpost warning. But this breaks when building the module into
> > the kernel, so I guess this is out of the question.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jessica
> >
> 
> 
> The cover letter starts with
> "As of Linux 5.3-rc7, there are 31207 [1] exported symbols in the kernel".
> 
> Whether or not we apply this patch set,
> we will have to carefully maintain them
> so that 31207 symbols are unique, anyway.
> (And, we can do this with allmodconfig + modpost)
> 
> So, what is the point of the namespace,
> where it does not loosen the scope of uniqueness?

It does not "loosen" anything.  The problem is, we have 31207 exported
symbols and no one has any idea how they are "clustered" :)

Ideally we would have separate namespaces where we could "keep" others
from accessing symbols that are required to be global, but we do not
want anyone else to use them.  But we have C, and we need to live with
that.

This is the "next best thing".  This provides a namespace and a marking
by the user of that exported symbol that they really do know what they
are doing.

The USB storage exports are a concrete example of this in this patchset.
Those symbols are to only be used by other USB storage drivers, and they
are marked that way here.

This also gives us the ability to start to actually understand what our
different exported symbols are for.  Right now the USB core exports a
ton of stuff, but who is expected to use what?  Right now any USB driver
can use any of those functions and no one notices.  After this patchset
is merged, I will start to "carve up" the USB exports into different
"namespaces".  One example will be the functions only for use by USB
host controller drivers.  Then if someone submits a new driver that says
"use the USB host controller driver namespace", and that driver is _not_
a USB host controller driver, it's a huge red flag that something really
isn't correct here.

Some other USB functions will probably get marked "USB core only" or
some such thing, and then to use them you have to say you are importing
from the "usb core only" which again, is a huge flag that you are doing
something wrong.

So on it's own, this patchset doesn't do much.  But it gives us the
building blocks on which to start to make sense of those 31000+
different exported symbols.

As an aside, this is something that I know I and others have been
wanting to see happen for 10+ years now, and I'm very happy to see it
show up in a workable form as we have known this is a issue for a very
long time.

Hope this helps explain things better,

greg k-h

Patch
diff mbox series

diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c b/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c
index 371ce7745f5e..fa67f7c565be 100644
--- a/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c
+++ b/drivers/hwmon/ftsteutates.c
@@ -830,3 +830,4 @@  module_i2c_driver(fts_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Thilo Cestonaro <thilo.cestonaro@ts.fujitsu.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("FTS Teutates driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c b/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c
index 6c84780e358e..06dd840f3bf7 100644
--- a/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c
+++ b/drivers/hwmon/sch56xx-common.c
@@ -571,6 +571,7 @@  static void __exit sch56xx_exit(void)
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("SMSC SCH56xx Hardware Monitoring Common Code");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 
 module_init(sch56xx_init);
 module_exit(sch56xx_exit);
diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c
index 73830670a41f..3ff3b96d14d7 100644
--- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c
+++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-abx80x.c
@@ -880,3 +880,4 @@  MODULE_AUTHOR("Philippe De Muyter <phdm@macqel.be>");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Abracon ABX80X RTC driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c
index e5dcb26d85f0..00e153ae70eb 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/armada_37xx_wdt.c
@@ -370,4 +370,5 @@  MODULE_AUTHOR("Marek Behun <marek.behun@nic.cz>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Armada 37xx CPU Watchdog");
 
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:armada_37xx_wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c
index 45047e514b8e..fd7289df2cb3 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/asm9260_wdt.c
@@ -374,3 +374,4 @@  module_platform_driver(asm9260_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("asm9260 WatchDog Timer Driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Oleksij Rempel <linux@rempel-privat.de>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c
index cc71861e033a..2607158965d6 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/aspeed_wdt.c
@@ -334,3 +334,4 @@  module_exit(aspeed_wdt_exit);
 
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Aspeed Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c
index 292b5a1ca831..e7aa31fe4336 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/at91sam9_wdt.c
@@ -416,3 +416,4 @@  module_platform_driver_probe(at91wdt_driver, at91wdt_probe);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Renaud CERRATO <r.cerrato@til-technologies.fr>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Atmel AT91SAM9x processors");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c
index 9bfe650d802f..f67e6f101102 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/atlas7_wdt.c
@@ -218,4 +218,5 @@  module_platform_driver(atlas7_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("CSRatlas7 watchdog driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Guo Zeng <Guo.Zeng@csr.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:atlas7-wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c
index dec6ca019bea..2f41b8a6e2f6 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm2835_wdt.c
@@ -242,3 +242,4 @@  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:bcm2835-wdt");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak@v3.sk>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for Broadcom BCM2835 watchdog timer");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c
index 05425c1dfd4c..231009f01024 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm47xx_wdt.c
@@ -241,3 +241,4 @@  MODULE_AUTHOR("Aleksandar Radovanovic");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Hauke Mehrtens <hauke@hauke-m.de>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Broadcom BCM47xx");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c
index 979caa18d3c8..e66184997775 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm7038_wdt.c
@@ -212,5 +212,6 @@  module_param(nowayout, bool, 0);
 MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started (default="
 	__MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for Broadcom 7038 SoCs Watchdog");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Justin Chen");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c
index eb850a8d19df..5b5a6a76c1aa 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/bcm_kona_wdt.c
@@ -339,3 +339,4 @@  MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" BCM_KONA_WDT_NAME);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Markus Mayer <mmayer@broadcom.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Broadcom Kona Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c
index b0152fef4fc7..790748a3a30a 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/bd70528_wdt.c
@@ -288,3 +288,4 @@  module_platform_driver(bd70528_wdt);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Matti Vaittinen <matti.vaittinen@fi.rohmeurope.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("BD70528 watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c
index f8d4e91d0383..a44f3140656e 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/cadence_wdt.c
@@ -438,3 +438,4 @@  module_platform_driver(cdns_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Xilinx, Inc.");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Cadence WDT");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c
index d708c091bf1b..a5ceea0503bb 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9052_wdt.c
@@ -191,4 +191,5 @@  module_platform_driver(da9052_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Anthony Olech <Anthony.Olech@diasemi.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("DA9052 SM Device Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:da9052-watchdog");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c
index 389a4bdd208c..05b075f2ea90 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9055_wdt.c
@@ -166,4 +166,5 @@  module_platform_driver(da9055_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("David Dajun Chen <dchen@diasemi.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("DA9055 watchdog");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:da9055-watchdog");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c
index e149e66a6ea9..dfc2025d36ba 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9062_wdt.c
@@ -232,4 +232,5 @@  module_platform_driver(da9062_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("S Twiss <stwiss.opensource@diasemi.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WDT device driver for Dialog DA9062 and DA9061");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:da9062-watchdog");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
index 3d65e92a4e3f..ae0cb7011762 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
@@ -239,4 +239,5 @@  module_platform_driver(da9063_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Mariusz Wojtasik <mariusz.wojtasik@diasemi.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Dialog DA9063");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DA9063_DRVNAME_WATCHDOG);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c
index 2b3f3cd382ef..4fa01dfa4edb 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/davinci_wdt.c
@@ -274,4 +274,5 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(heartbeat,
 		 __MODULE_STRING(DEFAULT_HEARTBEAT));
 
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:davinci-wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c
index 073d37867f47..ed86cf879dae 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/digicolor_wdt.c
@@ -161,3 +161,4 @@  module_platform_driver(dc_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Baruch Siach <baruch@tkos.co.il>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for Conexant Digicolor watchdog timer");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
index fef7c61f5555..e98ccb38eb1d 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
@@ -340,3 +340,4 @@  module_platform_driver(dw_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Jamie Iles");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Synopsys DesignWare Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c
index 8ef4b0df3855..7e4349472745 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ebc-c384_wdt.c
@@ -139,4 +139,5 @@  module_exit(ebc_c384_wdt_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("William Breathitt Gray <vilhelm.gray@gmail.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WinSystems EBC-C384 watchdog timer driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("isa:" MODULE_NAME);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c
index 38e26f160b9a..edfa422896d7 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ep93xx_wdt.c
@@ -144,3 +144,4 @@  MODULE_AUTHOR("Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("H Hartley Sweeten <hsweeten@visionengravers.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("EP93xx Watchdog");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c
index 21dcc7765688..c19186bc00b6 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ftwdt010_wdt.c
@@ -227,3 +227,4 @@  module_platform_driver(ftwdt010_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Linus Walleij");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Faraday Technology FTWDT010");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c
index 0923201ce874..6a90a7ecadeb 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/gpio_wdt.c
@@ -194,3 +194,4 @@  module_platform_driver(gpio_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Alexander Shiyan <shc_work@mail.ru>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("GPIO Watchdog");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
index 7d34bcf1c45b..fb4d228a0d7e 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
@@ -386,6 +386,7 @@  static struct pci_driver hpwdt_driver = {
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Tom Mingarelli");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("hpe watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_VERSION(HPWDT_VERSION);
 
 module_param(soft_margin, int, 0);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c b/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c
index a30835f547b3..700a8c6cae00 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/i6300esb.c
@@ -351,3 +351,4 @@  module_pci_driver(esb_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Ross Biro and David Härdeman");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for Intel 6300ESB chipsets");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c
index c559f706ae7e..454d8ff3edc1 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/iTCO_wdt.c
@@ -632,4 +632,5 @@  MODULE_AUTHOR("Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Intel TCO WatchDog Timer Driver");
 MODULE_VERSION(DRV_VERSION);
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DRV_NAME);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c
index 8f28993fab8b..76bcff28eaf9 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ie6xx_wdt.c
@@ -314,4 +314,5 @@  module_exit(ie6xx_wdt_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Alexander Stein <alexander.stein@systec-electronic.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Intel Atom E6xx Watchdog Device Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DRIVER_NAME);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c
index b57ff3787052..6fe0fd7c0719 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/imgpdc_wdt.c
@@ -314,3 +314,4 @@  MODULE_AUTHOR("Jude Abraham <Jude.Abraham@imgtec.com>");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Naidu Tellapati <Naidu.Tellapati@imgtec.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Imagination Technologies PDC Watchdog Timer Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c
index 32af3974e6bb..dc6d4132ec1f 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/imx2_wdt.c
@@ -433,4 +433,5 @@  module_platform_driver_probe(imx2_wdt_driver, imx2_wdt_probe);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Wolfram Sang");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for IMX2 and later");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:" DRIVER_NAME);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c
index 2cdbd37c700c..b859fd6d263b 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/intel-mid_wdt.c
@@ -181,3 +181,4 @@  module_platform_driver(mid_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("David Cohen <david.a.cohen@linux.intel.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog Driver for Intel MID platform");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c
index a4b71ebc8cab..610f5cdebf72 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/it87_wdt.c
@@ -354,3 +354,4 @@  module_exit(it87_wdt_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Oliver Schuster");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Hardware Watchdog Device Driver for IT87xx EC-LPC I/O");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c
index 40bd518ed873..20a40e221dbb 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/kempld_wdt.c
@@ -550,3 +550,4 @@  module_platform_driver(kempld_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("KEM PLD Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Michael Brunner <michael.brunner@kontron.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c
index 78cf11c94941..4e34a4bd0b24 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/lpc18xx_wdt.c
@@ -316,3 +316,4 @@  module_platform_driver(lpc18xx_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Ariel D'Alessandro <ariel@vanguardiasur.com.ar>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("NXP LPC18xx Watchdog Timer Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c
index 3a899628a834..053c9285adac 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/max63xx_wdt.c
@@ -284,3 +284,4 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(nodelay,
 		 "(max6373/74 only, default=0)");
 
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c
index be6a53c30002..304817d379a7 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/max77620_wdt.c
@@ -209,3 +209,4 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started "
 
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Laxman Dewangan <ldewangan@nvidia.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c
index 5391bf3e6b11..5e03226cada1 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/mei_wdt.c
@@ -662,4 +662,5 @@  module_mei_cl_driver(mei_wdt_driver);
 
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Intel Corporation");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Device driver for Intel MEI iAMT watchdog");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c
index 99d2359d5a8a..b759c66f1446 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/mena21_wdt.c
@@ -225,4 +225,5 @@  module_platform_driver(a21_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("MEN Mikro Elektronik");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("MEN A21 Watchdog");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:a21-watchdog");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c
index 81ebdfc371f4..358881618e2f 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/menf21bmc_wdt.c
@@ -181,4 +181,5 @@  module_platform_driver(menf21bmc_wdt);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("MEN 14F021P00 BMC Watchdog driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Andreas Werner <andreas.werner@men.de>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:menf21bmc_wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c
index ed18238c5407..d13fcfc0f59c 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/menz69_wdt.c
@@ -167,4 +167,5 @@  module_mcb_driver(men_z069_driver);
 
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Johannes Thumshirn <jth@kernel.org>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("mcb:16z069");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c
index d17c1a6ed723..f30f85380679 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/meson_gxbb_wdt.c
@@ -204,3 +204,4 @@  module_platform_driver(meson_gxbb_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Neil Armstrong <narmstrong@baylibre.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Amlogic Meson GXBB Watchdog timer driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("Dual BSD/GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c
index 459f3ae02c91..0d60bb5aa688 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/meson_wdt.c
@@ -228,5 +228,6 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout,
 		 __MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
 
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Carlo Caione <carlo@caione.org>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Meson Watchdog Timer Driver");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c
index 03b9ac4b99af..2df48a6ed04b 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/mlx_wdt.c
@@ -287,4 +287,5 @@  module_platform_driver(mlxreg_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Michael Shych <michaelsh@mellanox.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Mellanox watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:mlx-wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c
index 6340a1f5f471..02dbfe2accfa 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/moxart_wdt.c
@@ -164,4 +164,5 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(heartbeat, "Watchdog heartbeat in seconds");
 
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("MOXART watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Jonas Jensen <jonas.jensen@gmail.com>");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c
index 9c3d0033260d..074c04324738 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/mtk_wdt.c
@@ -247,6 +247,7 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started (default="
 			__MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
 
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@gmail.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Mediatek WatchDog Timer Driver");
 MODULE_VERSION(DRV_VERSION);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c
index 4cebad324b20..724d47f2f325 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ni903x_wdt.c
@@ -255,3 +255,4 @@  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("NI 903x Watchdog");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Jeff Westfahl <jeff.westfahl@ni.com>");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Kyle Roeschley <kyle.roeschley@ni.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c
index 2a46cc662943..efe0f188c79a 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/nic7018_wdt.c
@@ -250,3 +250,4 @@  module_platform_driver(watchdog_driver);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("National Instruments NIC7018 Watchdog driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Hui Chun Ong <hui.chun.ong@ni.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c
index 9c773c3d6d5d..aa2022a44985 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/npcm_wdt.c
@@ -248,3 +248,4 @@  module_platform_driver(npcm_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Joel Stanley");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for NPCM");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
index 7fe4f7c3f7ce..8d93e2089c6d 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
@@ -308,3 +308,4 @@  module_platform_driver(xwdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Alejandro Cabrera <aldaya@gmail.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Xilinx Watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c
index 9b91882fe3c4..49565608924a 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/omap_wdt.c
@@ -375,4 +375,5 @@  module_platform_driver(omap_wdt_driver);
 
 MODULE_AUTHOR("George G. Davis");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:omap_wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c
index 2d3652004e39..f13c1c2bec07 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/pm8916_wdt.c
@@ -210,3 +210,4 @@  module_platform_driver(pm8916_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Loic Poulain <loic.poulain@linaro.org>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Qualcomm pm8916 watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c
index 7be7f87be28f..1ae02d3b5cb2 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/qcom-wdt.c
@@ -272,3 +272,4 @@  module_platform_driver(qcom_watchdog_driver);
 
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("QCOM KPSS Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c
index 2c95615b6354..7fac3fabfcfb 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/rave-sp-wdt.c
@@ -329,6 +329,7 @@  module_platform_driver(rave_sp_wdt_driver);
 
 MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE(of, rave_sp_wdt_of_match);
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Andrey Vostrikov <andrey.vostrikov@cogentembedded.com>");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Nikita Yushchenko <nikita.yoush@cogentembedded.com>");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Andrey Smirnov <andrew.smirnov@gmail.com>");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c
index 00662a8e039c..ec5b1ec6c292 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/renesas_wdt.c
@@ -315,4 +315,5 @@  module_platform_driver(rwdt_driver);
 
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Renesas WDT Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Wolfram Sang <wsa@sang-engineering.com>");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c
index 258dfcf9cbda..6a3e2b8e5226 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c
@@ -168,3 +168,4 @@  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Retu watchdog");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Amit Kucheria");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen@iki.fi>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c
index 234876047431..8f7bc6b1cb64 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/rn5t618_wdt.c
@@ -191,3 +191,4 @@  module_platform_driver(rn5t618_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Beniamino Galvani <b.galvani@gmail.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("RN5T618 watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c
index 7b6c365f7cd3..31ff9acc9af2 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/rza_wdt.c
@@ -245,3 +245,4 @@  module_platform_driver(rza_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Renesas RZ/A WDT Driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Chris Brandt <chris.brandt@renesas.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c
index 2395f353e52d..5c1800d41411 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/s3c2410_wdt.c
@@ -739,3 +739,4 @@  module_platform_driver(s3c2410wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Ben Dooks <ben@simtec.co.uk>, Dimitry Andric <dimitry.andric@tomtom.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("S3C2410 Watchdog Device Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c
index d193a60430b2..725f68703f1e 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/sama5d4_wdt.c
@@ -321,3 +321,4 @@  module_platform_driver(sama5d4_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Atmel Corporation");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Atmel SAMA5D4 Watchdog Timer driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c
index 734cf2966ecb..bcb75d9978f0 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/sirfsoc_wdt.c
@@ -213,4 +213,5 @@  module_platform_driver(sirfsoc_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("SiRF SoC watchdog driver");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Xianglong Du <Xianglong.Du@csr.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:sirfsoc-wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c b/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c
index 3e4885c1545e..8d50543f7340 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/softdog.c
@@ -165,3 +165,4 @@  module_exit(softdog_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Alan Cox");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Software Watchdog Device Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c b/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
index 93bd302ae7c5..716b9c43baf1 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
@@ -486,3 +486,4 @@  module_exit(sp5100_tco_exit);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Priyanka Gupta");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("TCO timer driver for SP5100/SB800 chipset");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c
index edba4e278685..55e883e8dcf4 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/sprd_wdt.c
@@ -384,3 +384,4 @@  module_platform_driver(sprd_watchdog_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Eric Long <eric.long@spreadtrum.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Spreadtrum Watchdog Timer Controller Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c
index 14ab6559c748..4a7e6b4694fa 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/st_lpc_wdt.c
@@ -305,3 +305,4 @@  module_platform_driver(st_wdog_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("David Paris <david.paris@st.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("ST LPC Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c
index 7caf3aa71c6a..f1dd033c2b4b 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/stmp3xxx_rtc_wdt.c
@@ -150,4 +150,5 @@  module_platform_driver(stmp3xxx_wdt_driver);
 
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("STMP3XXX RTC Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Wolfram Sang <kernel@pengutronix.de>");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c
index 45d0c543466f..6cdbe4bf5aaa 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/stpmic1_wdt.c
@@ -138,3 +138,4 @@  module_platform_driver(stpmic1_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Watchdog driver for STPMIC1 device");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Pascal Paillet <p.paillet@st.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c
index 5f05a45ac187..dea10c79b817 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/sunxi_wdt.c
@@ -289,6 +289,7 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started "
 		"(default=" __MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");
 
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Carlo Caione <carlo.caione@gmail.com>");
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("sunxi WatchDog Timer Driver");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c
index 1afb0e9d808c..bc9025d31977 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/tangox_wdt.c
@@ -207,3 +207,4 @@  module_platform_driver(tangox_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Mans Rullgard <mans@mansr.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("SMP86xx/SMP87xx Watchdog driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c
index dfe06e506cad..06acd8251928 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/tegra_wdt.c
@@ -276,3 +276,4 @@  module_platform_driver(tegra_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("NVIDIA Corporation");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Tegra Watchdog Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c
index 72d0b0adde38..35b8bfffa34d 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/tqmx86_wdt.c
@@ -124,3 +124,4 @@  MODULE_AUTHOR("Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("TQMx86 Watchdog");
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:tqmx86-wdt");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c
index c137ad2bd5c3..b07f75f9049b 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ts4800_wdt.c
@@ -200,4 +200,5 @@  module_platform_driver(ts4800_wdt_driver);
 
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Damien Riegel <damien.riegel@savoirfairelinux.com>");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:ts4800_wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c
index bf918f5fa131..efd74cfabbf8 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ts72xx_wdt.c
@@ -174,4 +174,5 @@  module_platform_driver(ts72xx_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@iki.fi>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("TS-72xx SBC Watchdog");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:ts72xx-wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c
index 355e428c0b99..98bcebe3a0b7 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/twl4030_wdt.c
@@ -123,5 +123,6 @@  module_platform_driver(twl4030_wdt_driver);
 
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Nokia Corporation");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:twl4030_wdt");
 
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c
index 8e9242c23022..3a6d2d3a8f3c 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/uniphier_wdt.c
@@ -255,3 +255,4 @@  MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout,
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Keiji Hayashibara <hayashibara.keiji@socionext.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("UniPhier Watchdog Device Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c
index eeb39f96e72e..899a4fe1d7b6 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/via_wdt.c
@@ -259,3 +259,4 @@  module_pci_driver(wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Marc Vertes");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for watchdog timer on VIA chipset");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c
index 38b31e9947aa..b66aea20a96e 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/w83627hf_wdt.c
@@ -528,5 +528,6 @@  module_init(wdt_init);
 module_exit(wdt_exit);
 
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Pádraig  Brady <P@draigBrady.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("w83627hf/thf WDT driver");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
index 21e8085b848b..9deb22af5daa 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
@@ -145,7 +145,7 @@  int watchdog_init_timeout(struct watchdog_device *wdd,
 
 	return ret;
 }
-EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_init_timeout);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_init_timeout, WATCHDOG_CORE);
 
 static int watchdog_restart_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb,
 				     unsigned long action, void *data)
@@ -180,7 +180,7 @@  void watchdog_set_restart_priority(struct watchdog_device *wdd, int priority)
 {
 	wdd->restart_nb.priority = priority;
 }
-EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_set_restart_priority);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_set_restart_priority, WATCHDOG_CORE);
 
 static int __watchdog_register_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
 {
@@ -279,7 +279,7 @@  int watchdog_register_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
 
 	return ret;
 }
-EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_register_device);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_register_device, WATCHDOG_CORE);
 
 static void __watchdog_unregister_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
 {
@@ -311,7 +311,7 @@  void watchdog_unregister_device(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
 	mutex_unlock(&wtd_deferred_reg_mutex);
 }
 
-EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(watchdog_unregister_device);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(watchdog_unregister_device, WATCHDOG_CORE);
 
 static void devm_watchdog_unregister_device(struct device *dev, void *res)
 {
@@ -348,7 +348,7 @@  int devm_watchdog_register_device(struct device *dev,
 
 	return ret;
 }
-EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(devm_watchdog_register_device);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_NS_GPL(devm_watchdog_register_device, WATCHDOG_CORE);
 
 static int __init watchdog_deferred_registration(void)
 {
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c
index e7cf41aa26c3..027339a557ce 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/wdat_wdt.c
@@ -523,4 +523,5 @@  module_platform_driver(wdat_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@linux.intel.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("ACPI Hardware Watchdog (WDAT) driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:wdat_wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c
index 030ce240620d..a17e2ac251a1 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/wm831x_wdt.c
@@ -282,4 +282,5 @@  module_platform_driver(wm831x_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Mark Brown");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WM831x Watchdog");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:wm831x-watchdog");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c
index 33c62d51f00a..f81e661662e6 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/wm8350_wdt.c
@@ -175,4 +175,5 @@  module_platform_driver(wm8350_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Mark Brown");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("WM8350 Watchdog");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
 MODULE_ALIAS("platform:wm8350-wdt");
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c
index b343f421dc72..8b21a4b51047 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/xen_wdt.c
@@ -206,3 +206,4 @@  module_exit(xen_wdt_cleanup_module);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Xen WatchDog Timer Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);
diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c
index dec660c509b3..2d81c7b546f2 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/ziirave_wdt.c
@@ -751,3 +751,4 @@  module_i2c_driver(ziirave_wdt_driver);
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Martyn Welch <martyn.welch@collabora.co.uk");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Zodiac Aerospace RAVE Switch Watchdog Processor Driver");
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+MODULE_IMPORT_NS(WATCHDOG_CORE);