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register at91_ether using platform_driver_probe

Message ID 1248207099-14583-1-git-send-email-u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de
State Accepted, archived
Delegated to: David Miller
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Uwe Kleine-König July 21, 2009, 8:11 p.m. UTC
at91ether_probe lives in .init.text, so using platform_driver_register
to register it is wrong because binding a device after the init memory
is discarded (e.g. via sysfs) results in an oops.

As requested by David Brownell platform_driver_probe is used instead of
moving the probe function to .devinit.text as proposed initially.
This saves some memory, but devices registered after the driver is
probed are not bound (probably there are none) and binding via sysfs
isn't possible.

Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
Cc: David Brownell <dbrownell@users.sourceforge.net>
Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Paulius Zaleckas <paulius.zaleckas@teltonika.lt>
Cc: Marc Pignat <marc.pignat@hevs.ch>
Cc: Andrew Victor <linux@maxim.org.za>
Cc: Roel Kluin <12o3l@tiscali.nl>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
 drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c |    3 +--
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Comments

David Brownell July 22, 2009, 5:37 p.m. UTC | #1
On Tuesday 21 July 2009, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> at91ether_probe lives in .init.text, so using platform_driver_register
> to register it is wrong because binding a device after the init memory
> is discarded (e.g. via sysfs) results in an oops.
> 
> As requested by David Brownell platform_driver_probe is used instead of
> moving the probe function to .devinit.text as proposed initially.
> This saves some memory, but devices registered after the driver is
> probed are not bound (probably there are none) and binding via sysfs
> isn't possible.

Right, these devices do not hotplug.

> 
> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
> Cc: David Brownell <dbrownell@users.sourceforge.net>

Acked-by: David Brownell <dbrownell@users.sourceforge.net>

.... and thanks for doing it this way.  :)

> Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: Paulius Zaleckas <paulius.zaleckas@teltonika.lt>
> Cc: Marc Pignat <marc.pignat@hevs.ch>
> Cc: Andrew Victor <linux@maxim.org.za>
> Cc: Roel Kluin <12o3l@tiscali.nl>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
> 
> ---
>  drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c |    3 +--
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c b/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c
> index 2e7419a..5041d10 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c
> @@ -1228,7 +1228,6 @@ static int at91ether_resume(struct platform_device *pdev)
>  #endif
>  
>  static struct platform_driver at91ether_driver = {
> -	.probe		= at91ether_probe,
>  	.remove		= __devexit_p(at91ether_remove),
>  	.suspend	= at91ether_suspend,
>  	.resume		= at91ether_resume,
> @@ -1240,7 +1239,7 @@ static struct platform_driver at91ether_driver = {
>  
>  static int __init at91ether_init(void)
>  {
> -	return platform_driver_register(&at91ether_driver);
> +	return platform_driver_probe(&at91ether_driver, at91ether_probe);
>  }
>  
>  static void __exit at91ether_exit(void)
> -- 
> tg: (4b0a840..) t/platsection/at91ether_driver (depends on: linus/master)
> 
> 



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Andrew Victor July 22, 2009, 5:46 p.m. UTC | #2
hi,

> at91ether_probe lives in .init.text, so using platform_driver_register
> to register it is wrong because binding a device after the init memory
> is discarded (e.g. via sysfs) results in an oops.
>
> As requested by David Brownell platform_driver_probe is used instead of
> moving the probe function to .devinit.text as proposed initially.
> This saves some memory, but devices registered after the driver is
> probed are not bound (probably there are none) and binding via sysfs
> isn't possible.


Acked-by: Andrew Victor <linux@maxim.org.za>
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David Miller July 22, 2009, 6:24 p.m. UTC | #3
From: Andrew Victor <avictor.za@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 19:46:24 +0200

> hi,
> 
>> at91ether_probe lives in .init.text, so using platform_driver_register
>> to register it is wrong because binding a device after the init memory
>> is discarded (e.g. via sysfs) results in an oops.
>>
>> As requested by David Brownell platform_driver_probe is used instead of
>> moving the probe function to .devinit.text as proposed initially.
>> This saves some memory, but devices registered after the driver is
>> probed are not bound (probably there are none) and binding via sysfs
>> isn't possible.
> 
> 
> Acked-by: Andrew Victor <linux@maxim.org.za>

Applied, thanks everyone.
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diff --git a/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c b/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c
index 2e7419a..5041d10 100644
--- a/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c
+++ b/drivers/net/arm/at91_ether.c
@@ -1228,7 +1228,6 @@  static int at91ether_resume(struct platform_device *pdev)
 #endif
 
 static struct platform_driver at91ether_driver = {
-	.probe		= at91ether_probe,
 	.remove		= __devexit_p(at91ether_remove),
 	.suspend	= at91ether_suspend,
 	.resume		= at91ether_resume,
@@ -1240,7 +1239,7 @@  static struct platform_driver at91ether_driver = {
 
 static int __init at91ether_init(void)
 {
-	return platform_driver_register(&at91ether_driver);
+	return platform_driver_probe(&at91ether_driver, at91ether_probe);
 }
 
 static void __exit at91ether_exit(void)