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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/9] x86: move hp-wmi's probe function to .devinit.text
    On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 08:56:52PM +0100, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
    > A pointer to hp_wmi_bios_setup 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 <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
    > Cc: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
    > Cc: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
    > Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
    > Cc: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>
    > Cc: Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>
    > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

    Acked-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>

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