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SubjectRe: bug in count_open_files() or a strange granularity?
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> Yes. This is probably related to the previously-reported MOD_INC_USE_COUNT
> macro in the drivers. The open count is now handled in the call to
> the driver's open(). The MOD_INC_USE_COUNT and the MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT
> should now be defined to do nothing for kernels that already handle
> the counts in the calls.

Hi Richard,

Although your comment had nothing to do with my question -- I still
would like to point out that:

a) the driver in question (/dev/cpu/micocode) deals with module accounting
correctly by using THIS_MODULE in the fops, it doesn't use

b) No, those macros should NOT be defined to do nothing because the Linux
kernel is a lot more than just set of drivers. There are subsystems that
still need them.


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