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SubjectRe: opening files in /proc, and modules


On 8 Mar 2001, Michael Rothwell wrote:

> Figured it out -- I think. This appears to be the answer:
>
> In struct proc_dir_entry,set the fill_inode function pointer to a
> callback to handle refcounts.
>
> struct proc_dir_entry
> {
> ...
> void (*fill_inode)(struct inode *, int);
> ...
> };
[snip]
> ... right? :)

Right for 2.2, wrong for 2.4. There you just set ->owner to THIS_MODULE
and forget about the whole mess with callbacks.
Cheers,
Al

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