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    Subject[PATCH 43/58] move sb1250-mac's probe function to .devinit.text
    A pointer to sbmac_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: Weiwei Wang <>
    Cc: Jeff Garzik <>
    Cc: David S. Miller <>
    Cc: Stephen Hemminger <>
    Cc: Maciej W. Rozycki <>
    Cc: Andrew Morton <>
    drivers/net/sb1250-mac.c | 2 +-
    1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/drivers/net/sb1250-mac.c b/drivers/net/sb1250-mac.c
    index 88dd2e0..8c961b9 100644
    --- a/drivers/net/sb1250-mac.c
    +++ b/drivers/net/sb1250-mac.c
    @@ -2683,7 +2683,7 @@ static int sbmac_poll(struct napi_struct *napi, int budget)

    -static int __init sbmac_probe(struct platform_device *pldev)
    +static int __devinit sbmac_probe(struct platform_device *pldev)
    struct net_device *dev;
    struct sbmac_softc *sc;
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