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    SubjectRe: Module open() problems, Linux 2.4.0
    "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
    > I suppose. Look at what you just stated! This means that a reported
    > value is now worthless.
    > To restate, somebody decided that we didn't need this reported value
    > anymore. Therefore, it is okay to make it worthless.
    > I don't agree. The De-facto standard has been that the module usage
    > count is equal to the open count. This became the standard because
    > of a long established history.
    > This is one of the tools we use to verify that an entire system
    > is functioning properly. Now, somebody decided that I didn't need
    > this tool.

    You assumed the module count == device open count, when that was in fact
    never the case. The 2.4.x kernel changes merely shattered false
    assumptions you held on your part.

    The kernel thread example I described in my last e-mail holds true for
    kernel 2.2.x as well, maybe 2.0.x too.


    Jeff Garzik |
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