Re: [PATCH] gpio: xgs-iproc: remove __exit annotation for iproc_gpio_remove

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 - 15:28:37 EST

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 9:24 PM Chris Packham
<Chris.Packham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-12-10 at 20:54 +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > When built into the kernel, the driver causes a link problem:
> >
> > `iproc_gpio_remove' referenced in section `.data' of drivers/gpio/gpio-xgs-iproc.o: defined in discarded section `.exit.text' of drivers/gpio/gpio-xgs-iproc.o
> >
> > Remove the incorrect annotation.
> >
> > Fixes: 6a41b6c5fc20 ("gpio: Add xgs-iproc driver")
> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Chris Packham <chris.packham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> What's the current best practice w.r.t.__init and __exit? I seem to
> have messed this up on multiple fronts.

These are used for anything that is a module_init() function or a
module_exit() function, or called from one, but generally not
for any callbacks.

In particular the probe() and remove() callbacks of a device driver
can get called at runtime when the device is hotplugged through