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Subject[PATCH] move stk17ta8's probe function to .devinit.text
A pointer to stk17ta8_rtc_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/rtc/rtc-stk17ta8.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-stk17ta8.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-stk17ta8.c
index 7d1547b..d491eb2 100644
--- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-stk17ta8.c
+++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-stk17ta8.c
@@ -286,7 +286,7 @@ static struct bin_attribute stk17ta8_nvram_attr = {
.write = stk17ta8_nvram_write,

-static int __init stk17ta8_rtc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static int __devinit stk17ta8_rtc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
struct rtc_device *rtc;
struct resource *res;
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