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SubjectRe: [PATCH 012/143] USB: move twl4030_usb's probe function to .devinit.text
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:14:44AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:20:35PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 08:05:59AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > > Hi Greg,
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 10:22:07PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > A pointer to twl4030_usb_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.
> > > I wonder if this kind of error could be detected automatically. That is
> > > at probe time check if the probe function is in the .init.text section.
> >
> > There's nothing wrong with calling probe functions in the .init.text
> > section, _before_ we throw away the init.text section :)
> Ah, my fault:
>
> I wonder if this kind of error could be detected automatically. That is
> at *register* time check if the probe function is in the .init.text
> section.

But again, we can register devices with their probe functions in
.init.text and use them, before .init.text is thrown away, right?

So I don't see an easy way to check this and keep people from doing
stupid things...

thanks,

greg k-h
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