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    SubjectRe: Several Misc SCSI updates...


    On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

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    > On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Doug Ledford wrote:
    > >
    > > Won't work. module->live is what Rusty uses to indicate that the module
    > > is in the process of unloading, which is when we *do* want the attempt to
    > > module_get() to fail.
    >
    > That's fine, as long as "module_get()" is the only thing that cares. Just
    > make it go "live" early as you indicate, and everybody should be happy. I
    > certainly agree that it should be illegal to do more module_get()'s once
    > we've already started unloading..

    On the unload side it's OK. module_get() also breaks during _init_ and that's
    the problem. IOW, you'll need to make every block device driver to set ->live
    manually. Smells like a wrong API...

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