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    Subject[PATCH 26/29] move vesafb's probe function to .devinit.text
    A pointer to vesafb_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: Helge Deller <>
    Cc: James Simmons <>
    Cc: Andrew Morton <>
    Cc: Antonino Daplas <>
    drivers/video/vesafb.c | 2 +-
    1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/drivers/video/vesafb.c b/drivers/video/vesafb.c
    index bd37ee1..ef4128c 100644
    --- a/drivers/video/vesafb.c
    +++ b/drivers/video/vesafb.c
    @@ -226,7 +226,7 @@ static int __init vesafb_setup(char *options)
    return 0;

    -static int __init vesafb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
    +static int __devinit vesafb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
    struct fb_info *info;
    int i, err;
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