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SubjectRe: [RFC] Migrating net/sched to new module interface
Il Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 01:32:56AM +0300, Alexey N. Kuznetsov ha scritto: 
> Which does not matter at all, because the hole
> void cleanup_module(void)
> {
> <an instance is cloned here>
> unregister_qdisc(&cbq_qdisc_ops);
> }
> remained in any case, be it under some preemptive, nonprepemtive lock or
> not under a lock at all.

Hmm, this can't happen now. The try_module_get() will fail if the module
is going away and so qdisc_create won't create a new qdisc.

> BTW, Rusty, a question... I do not understand, what is purpose of this
> "new" module stuff at all?

The idea is to use try_module_get() before using any interface
registered by the module. Every module has a state associated to it: if
the module has been loaded but it is still in its init section its
state will be MODULE_STATE_COMING (and try_module_get() will fail);
if the module is in process of being unloaded its state will be
MODULE_STATE_LIVE (and try_module_get() will fail); otherwise the state
will be MODULE_STATE_LIVE (and try_module_get() will success).

If we use try_module_get() before using the module and module_put() when
we are done everything will work:

int create_foo(foo **new) {
if (try_module_get(foo->owner) == 0)
/* Module is being unloaded, it's not safe to use it */
return -ENOSYS;

*new = foo->new_foo();

void destroy_foo(foo *foo) {


This is what I've done for the packet scheduler: try_module_get() is
called *before* cloning the qdisc and if it fails the qdisc won't be
cloned. module_put() is called in qdisc_destroy(), after ->destroy(),
when we are sure that nobody will ever use a reference to the qdisc.

Non capisco tutta questa eccitazione per il Multitasking:
io sono anni che leggo in bagno.
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