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    Subject[PATCH] move vfb's probe function to .devinit.text
    A pointer to vfb_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: Frans Pop <>
    Cc: Antonino Daplas <>
    Cc: Krzysztof Helt <>
    Cc: Andrew Morton <>
    drivers/video/vfb.c | 2 +-
    1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/drivers/video/vfb.c b/drivers/video/vfb.c
    index 050d432..b8ab995 100644
    --- a/drivers/video/vfb.c
    +++ b/drivers/video/vfb.c
    @@ -479,7 +479,7 @@ static int __init vfb_setup(char *options)
    * Initialisation

    -static int __init vfb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
    +static int __devinit vfb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
    struct fb_info *info;
    int retval = -ENOMEM;
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