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Subject[PATCH] move vga16fb's probe function to .devinit.text
A pointer to vga16fb_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/vga16fb.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/video/vga16fb.c b/drivers/video/vga16fb.c
index 5b29389..76d8dae 100644
--- a/drivers/video/vga16fb.c
+++ b/drivers/video/vga16fb.c
@@ -1293,7 +1293,7 @@ static int vga16fb_setup(char *options)

-static int __init vga16fb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
+static int __devinit vga16fb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
struct fb_info *info;
struct vga16fb_par *par;
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