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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Convert MMC subsys drivers to dev_pm_ops
    On Sat, 22 Aug 2009, Marek Vasut wrote:

    > Dne So 22. srpna 2009 04:44:00 Nicolas Pitre napsal(a):
    > > On Sat, 22 Aug 2009, Marek Vasut wrote:
    > > > Hi,
    > > >
    > > > This converts most of the drivers found in drivers/mmc/host to
    > > > dev_pm_ops. Also, it contains some fixes for the probe/remove functions
    > > > in some cases.
    > >
    > > Are you sure you're actually fixing things?
    > >
    > > You replaced platform_driver_probe() calls with
    > > platform_driver_register() calls, and made the probe functions __devinit
    > > instead of __init. Especially when the platform device is unlikely to
    > > go away or new ones to ever appear, there is no point keeping the
    > > probe code around after it is done.
    > Yeah, the __devinit should actually remove the init function when done ... to
    > my understanding. Sorry in case I'm wrong.

    No it cannot, because there is normally no way if it is really done as
    new device, like on a USB bus, may appear later and bind to the same
    driver. So __devinit will actually discard the code only if hotplug is
    disabled in the kernel config (see include/linux/init.h and

    Quoting drivers/base/platform.c:

    * platform_driver_probe - register driver for non-hotpluggable device
    * @drv: platform driver structure
    * @probe: the driver probe routine, probably from an __init section
    * Use this instead of platform_driver_register() when you know the device
    * is not hotpluggable and has already been registered, and you want to
    * remove its run-once probe() infrastructure from memory after the driver
    * has bound to the device.
    * One typical use for this would be with drivers for controllers integrated
    * into system-on-chip processors, where the controller devices have been
    * configured as part of board setup.


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