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Subject[PATCH 02/58] move am79c961's probe function to .devinit.text
A pointer to am79c961_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: Roel Kluin <>
Cc: Russell King <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c b/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
index c2d012f..91d6a18 100644
--- a/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
+++ b/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
@@ -666,7 +666,7 @@ static void __init am79c961_banner(void)
printk(KERN_INFO "%s", version);

-static int __init am79c961_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static int __devinit am79c961_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
struct resource *res;
struct net_device *dev;
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