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SubjectRe: MOD_INC_USE_COUNT
linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Tony wrote:
>
>
>>Hello All,
>>Usually, when a net_device->open is called, it will MOD_INC_USE_COUNT on
>>success. It is removed since 2.5.x, then should I increase the use
>>count? how? thx.
>
>
> Gone! Don't use INC or DEC_USE_COUNT anymore. The kernel takes
> care of that for you. Also, the count shown in `lsmod` no longer
> means anything you can use programmaticly.
>
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
> Penguin : Linux version 2.6.13.4 on an i686 machine (5589.55 BogoMips).
> Warning : 98.36% of all statistics are fiction.
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>
But when the module is used by a net_device(interface is up), rmmod also
works. Strange, isn't it?
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