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Subject[PATCH 05/58] move at91_wdt's probe function to .devinit.text
A pointer to at91wdt_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 <>
Cc: Andrew Victor <>
Cc: Russell King <>
Cc: Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD <>
Cc: Ilpo Jarvinen <>
Cc: Wim Van Sebroeck <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
drivers/watchdog/at91rm9200_wdt.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/at91rm9200_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/at91rm9200_wdt.c
index e35d545..ee82323 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/at91rm9200_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/at91rm9200_wdt.c
@@ -197,7 +197,7 @@ static struct miscdevice at91wdt_miscdev = {
.fops = &at91wdt_fops,

-static int __init at91wdt_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static int __devinit at91wdt_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
int res;

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