[3.11.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "drivers/tty/hvc: don't free hvc_console_setup after init" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques May 14, 2014, 2:57 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    drivers/tty/hvc: don't free hvc_console_setup after init

to the linux-3.11.y-queue branch of the 3.11.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From e313fc5dff4776c224dc1d5e1fba3cba57323d92 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Tomoki Sekiyama <tomoki.sekiyama@hds.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 18:58:24 -0400
Subject: drivers/tty/hvc: don't free hvc_console_setup after init

commit 501fed45b7e8836ee9373f4d31e2d85e3db6103a upstream.

When 'console=hvc0' is specified to the kernel parameter in x86 KVM guest,
hvc console is setup within a kthread. However, that will cause SEGV
and the boot will fail when the driver is builtin to the kernel,
because currently hvc_console_setup() is annotated with '__init'. This
patch removes '__init' to boot the guest successfully with 'console=hvc0'.

Signed-off-by: Tomoki Sekiyama <tomoki.sekiyama@hds.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_console.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_console.c b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_console.c
index a2a2645..f179033 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_console.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_console.c
@@ -190,7 +190,7 @@  static struct tty_driver *hvc_console_device(struct console *c, int *index)
 	return hvc_driver;

-static int __init hvc_console_setup(struct console *co, char *options)
+static int hvc_console_setup(struct console *co, char *options)
 	if (co->index < 0 || co->index >= MAX_NR_HVC_CONSOLES)
 		return -ENODEV;