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SubjectRe: [PATCH 46/58] move sgiwd93's probe function to .devinit.text
On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 12:27:07AM +0100, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:

> A pointer to sgiwd93_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 <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
> Cc: Dmitri Vorobiev <dmitri.vorobiev@movial.fi>
> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
> Cc: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
> Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: peter fuerst <post@pfrst.de>
> Cc: Henrik Kretzschmar <henne@nachtwindheim.de>

Acked-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>

Ralf
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