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SubjectRe: [KVM PATCH v2 2/2] kvm: use POLLHUP to close an irqfd instead of an explicit ioctl
On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:24:39 pm Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 08:08:18AM -0400, Gregory Haskins wrote:
> > Hmm. I understand what you are saying conceptually (i.e. the .text
> > could get yanked before we hit the next line of code, in this case the
> > "return 0"). However, holding a reference when you _know_ someone else
> > holds a reference to me says that one of the references is redundant.
> > In addition, there is certainly plenty of precedence for
> > module_put(THIS_MODULE) all throughout the kernel (including
> > module_put_and_exit()). Are those broken as well?
> Maybe not, but I don't know why. It works fine as long as you don't
> unload any modules though :) Rusty, could you enlighten us please?

Yep, they're almost all broken. A few have comments indicating that someone
else is holding a reference (eg. loopback).

But at some point you give up playing whack-a-mole for random drivers.

module_put_and_exit() does *not* have this problem, BTW.


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