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SubjectRe: [PROPOSED PATCH] ATM refcount + firestream
Brian Gerst wrote:
> With or without your patch, the network ioctls are unsafe, since they
> don't currently do refcounting at all. Adding it in the layer above the
> driver is the easier and cleaner solution.

As long as the drivers use unregister_netdevice() then that's
fairly easy to fix within the netdevice layer. Just do a
dev_hold()/dev_put() within dev_ifsioc().
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