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Subject[PATCH] move sgivwfb's probe function to .devinit.text
A pointer to sgivwfb_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/video/sgivwfb.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/video/sgivwfb.c b/drivers/video/sgivwfb.c
index f5252c2..ffe4273 100644
--- a/drivers/video/sgivwfb.c
+++ b/drivers/video/sgivwfb.c
@@ -745,7 +745,7 @@ int __init sgivwfb_setup(char *options)
* Initialisation
-static int __init sgivwfb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
+static int __devinit sgivwfb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
struct sgivw_par *par;
struct fb_info *info;
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