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SubjectRe: Module parameters and __initdata
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On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 08:46:59 am Alan Stern wrote:
> Is the proper use of "__initdata" with module parameters documented
> anywhere?
>
> I'm running into problems with drivers/usb/gadget/printer.c, which
> includes code such as this:
>
>
> static ushort __initdata bcdDevice;
> module_param(bcdDevice, ushort, S_IRUGO);
> MODULE_PARM_DESC(bcdDevice, "USB Device version (BCD)");

You need to make perm 0. You can't read it if it's freed after init!

Rusty.


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