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SubjectRe: PCI driver module unload race?
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In message <200303111707.09119.oliver@neukum.name> you write:
>
> > This means the module refcount must remain at 0, even after it's bound to
> > devices. Changing this would require a change in visible behavior, and
> > require an extra step by a user to disconnect the driver before they
> > unload the module.
>
> Yes, that would mean changing behaviour. On the other hand, we require
> new module utilities for 2.6 anyway, so why not?

Because I think it's silly, from a user point of view. Why are you
removing the module, after all?

Anyway, a pre-removal notifier in sys_module_delete would have the
same effect (with the same issues if the refcount isn't 0 after all,
and you then want to fail the rmmod).

Rusty.
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