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[PATCH 11/12] MISC: IOC4: Fix section mismatch / race condition.

To: Brent Casavant <>, Andrew Morton <>
Subject: [PATCH 11/12] MISC: IOC4: Fix section mismatch / race condition.
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:35:01 +0100
Cc: Tejun Heo <>,,
In-reply-to: <>
References: <>
WARNING: drivers/misc/ioc4.o(.data+0x144): Section mismatch in reference from 
the variable ioc4_load_modules_work to the function 
The variable ioc4_load_modules_work references
the function __devinit ioc4_load_modules()
If the reference is valid then annotate the
variable with __init* or __refdata (see linux/init.h) or name the variable:
*driver, *_template, *_timer, *_sht, *_ops, *_probe, *_probe_one, *_console

This one is potencially fatal; by the time ioc4_load_modules is invoked
it may already have been freed.  For that reason ioc4_load_modules_work
can't be turned to __devinitdata but also because it's referenced in

Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <>
To: Brent Casavant <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Tejun Heo <>
 drivers/misc/ioc4.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/misc/ioc4.c b/drivers/misc/ioc4.c
index 668d41e..df03dd3 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/ioc4.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/ioc4.c
@@ -270,7 +270,7 @@ ioc4_variant(struct ioc4_driver_data *idd)
        return IOC4_VARIANT_PCI_RT;
-static void __devinit
+static void
 ioc4_load_modules(struct work_struct *work)

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