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Subject[PATCH] move mailbox's probe function to .devinit.text
A pointer to omap2_mbox_probe is passed to the core via
platform_driver_register and so the function must not disappear when the
.init sections are discarded. Otherwise (if also having HOTPLUG=y)
unbinding and binding a device to the driver via sysfs will result in an
oops as does a device being registered late.

An alternative to this patch is using platform_driver_probe instead of
platform_driver_register plus removing the pointer to the probe function
from the struct platform_driver.

Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <>
arch/arm/mach-omap2/mailbox.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/mailbox.c b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/mailbox.c
index 32b7af3..726876c 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/mailbox.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/mailbox.c
@@ -251,7 +251,7 @@ static struct omap_mbox mbox_iva_info = {
.priv = &omap2_mbox_iva_priv,

-static int __init omap2_mbox_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static int __devinit omap2_mbox_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
struct resource *res;
int ret = 0;
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