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SubjectRe: [PATCH] move jazzsonic's probe function to .devinit.text
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2009/3/28 Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>:
> A pointer to jazz_sonic_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.
>
> As noticed by Geert Uytterhoeven sonic_probe1 is called by
> jazz_sonic_probe, so the former has to move to .devinit.text, too.
>
> 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: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
> Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Cc: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
> Cc: Finn Thain <fthain@telegraphics.com.au>
> Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> ---
> Hi Geert and Ralf,
>
> thanks for your feed-back.
>
> @Geert: Did you notice this, or your compiler?

I noticed this in macsonic, when I reviewed your patch.
As jazzsonic is very similar to macsonic, I suspected your patch had the
same issue there ;-)

Probably the compiler didn't tell you, because it inlined the other functions.
Still wondering why my compiler didn't tell me before. Maybe I just forgot to
build for Mac with CONFIG_DEBUG_SECTION_MISMATCH=y...

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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