Commit dd936677 authored by Uwe Kleine-König's avatar Uwe Kleine-König Committed by David S. Miller

net: move meth's probe function to .devinit.text

A pointer to meth_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: default avatarUwe Kleine-König <>
Cc: David S. Miller <>
Cc: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <>
Acked-by: default avatarRalf Baechle <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 2e76baea
......@@ -784,7 +784,7 @@ static const struct net_device_ops meth_netdev_ops = {
* The init function.
static int __init meth_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
static int __devinit meth_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
struct net_device *dev;
struct meth_private *priv;
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