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    Subject[PATCH 9/9] net: move am79c961's probe function to .devinit.text
    A pointer to am79c961_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 <>
    Cc: Roel Kluin <>
    Cc: Russell King <>
    Cc: Andrew Morton <>

    @David Miller: this patch is in patchwork with State: Not Applicable.
    Does that mean that netdev isn't the right tree for this patch?

    Best regards

    drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c | 2 +-
    1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c b/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
    index 164b37e..1c3c1f9 100644
    --- a/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
    +++ b/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
    @@ -680,7 +680,7 @@ static const struct net_device_ops am79c961_netdev_ops = {

    -static int __init am79c961_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
    +static int __devinit am79c961_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
    struct resource *res;
    struct net_device *dev;
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