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Subject[PATCH] move sgiseeq's probe function to .devinit.text
A pointer to sgiseeq_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 <>
drivers/net/sgiseeq.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/sgiseeq.c b/drivers/net/sgiseeq.c
index 97d6856..c95da7a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/sgiseeq.c
+++ b/drivers/net/sgiseeq.c
@@ -709,7 +709,7 @@ static inline void setup_rx_ring(struct net_device *dev,
dma_sync_desc_dev(dev, &buf[i]);

-static int __init sgiseeq_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static int __devinit sgiseeq_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
struct sgiseeq_platform_data *pd = pdev->dev.platform_data;
struct hpc3_regs *hpcregs = pd->hpc;
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