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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/14] ARM: pci: Keep pci_common_init() around after init
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On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Thierry Reding
<thierry.reding@avionic-design.de> wrote:

> When using deferred driver probing, PCI host controller drivers may
> actually require this function after the init stage.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@avionic-design.de>

There seem to be a proliferation of these patches now.

Isn't this just papering over the real problem? The discarding
of __init sections need to happen *after* all deferred probes
are complete, lest we have to remove *all* __init sections from
*all* drivers in the kernel, don't we?

Yours,
Linus Walleij


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