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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove module reference counting.
    On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 04:00:18 +1000
    Rusty Russell <> wrote:

    > If module removal is to be a rare and unusual event, it
    > doesn't seem so sensible to go to great lengths in the code to handle
    > just that case. In fact, it's easier to leave the module memory in
    > place, and not have the concept of parts of the kernel text (and some
    > types of kernel data) vanishing.
    > Polite feedback welcome,

    I'm ok with this, with one possible enhancement.

    How about we make ->cleanup() return a boolean, which if true
    causes the caller to do the module_free()?

    (Yes I know that doing this will require some more thought
    in order to minimize how large a change it would need to
    be to keep exiting modules working. It's a seperate discussion.)
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