[PATCH 1/2] tty: serial: remove __init on pl011 console ops

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Wed Feb 6 06:52:19 EST 2013

On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 07:47:14PM +0800, Haojian Zhuang wrote:
> If uart driver is probed defer, console_setup will be called later
> after __init && __initdata sections destroyed. And amba_console isn't
> defined in __init or __initdata section. So we needn't define
> pl011_console_setup() && pl011_console_get_options() in __init section.

It sounds like there's a deeper problem here - if this driver being
deferred, why isn't it being retried after the pinctrl stuff gets
its driver registered?

We've had bugs in this deferred probing before, I wouldn't be surprised
if there's more... and we should not be "fixing" drivers because of bugs

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