Patchwork patch net-move-am79c961-s-probe-function-to-.devinit.text.patch added to gregkh-2.6 tree

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Date Feb. 17, 2010, 9:15 p.m.
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Comments - Feb. 17, 2010, 9:15 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled

    Subject: net: move am79c961's probe function to .devinit.text

to my gregkh-2.6 tree.  Its filename is


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From  Wed Feb 17 12:45:57 2010
From: Uwe Kleine-König <>
Date: Thu,  4 Feb 2010 20:56:57 +0100
Subject: net: move am79c961's probe function to .devinit.text
To: Greg KH <>
Cc: Roel Kluin <>, Russell King <>,, Andrew Morton <>
Message-ID: <>

From: Uwe Kleine-König <>

A pointer to am79c961_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: Roel Kluin <>
Cc: Russell King <>
Cc: <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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--- a/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
+++ b/drivers/net/arm/am79c961a.c
@@ -680,7 +680,7 @@  static const struct net_device_ops am79c
-static int __init am79c961_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static int __devinit am79c961_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	struct resource *res;
 	struct net_device *dev;