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SubjectRe: Locking Between User Context and Soft IRQs in 2.4.0
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On Mon, 06 Nov 2000 08:09:28 -0500, 
Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com> wrote:
>You are missing the point here. If a driver is "old style", where
>owner==NULL and it manually calls MOD_{INC,DEC}_USE_COUNT, things are
>pretty much ok. There is a tiny race, but the system is mostly intact.

Small race * size of install base * auto unload frequency => too many
bug reports for my liking. But we agree that requiring dev->open is
2.5 material.

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