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SubjectRe: negative mod use count
On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Boris Dragovic wrote:
> what does negative module use count mean?

That means that there's a bug in someone's driver.
For some reason, the function to decrement the module use is called more
than once when a controlling process releases use of a module.

This will prevent you from being able to 'rmmod' or 'modprobe -r' it; a
"Device or resource busy" error or similar will result IIRC.

Submit a bug to the driver maintainer.

Kelsey Hudson
Software Engineer
Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771

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