Device does not have a release() function

From: Avuton Olrich
Date: Sat Dec 30 2006 - 19:12:46 EST

Please excuse me if this has already been discussed. Anything else
that's needed please let me know.

kernel: Linux version 2.6.20-rc2 (sbh@rocket) (gcc version 4.1.1
(Gentoo 4.1.1-r3)) #6 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 28 21:07:58 PST 2006

Spotted this in the dmesg:

Fixed PHY: Registered new driver
driver_bound: device fixed@100:1 already bound
Device 'fixed@100:1' does not have a release() function, it is broken
and must be fixed.
WARNING at /usr/src/linux-stable/drivers/base/core.c:104 device_release()
[<c027bbf9>] kobject_cleanup+0x49/0x90
[<c027bc40>] kobject_release+0x0/0x10
[<c027c8ea>] kref_put+0x2a/0xa0
[<c05762bc>] fixed_init+0x1bc/0x210
[<c01003f0>] init+0x70/0x2a0
[<c0102f82>] ret_from_fork+0x6/0x1c
[<c0100380>] init+0x0/0x2a0
[<c0100380>] init+0x0/0x2a0
[<c0103c73>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x14

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