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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] md: make devices disappear when they are no longer needed.
    On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 03:56:12PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:

    > mddev holds module reference and till the gendisk is gone mddev won't
    > be gone, so as long as gendisk is around the respective mddev and
    > md.ko are around.

    It doesn't and it *could* *not* - you can't drop the final reference to
    module from within that module, period.

    > I don't think it's necessary to allow modules to unload while devices
    > are hot.

    gendisk may stay referenced past the point when everything got closed
    and unregistered.

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