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SubjectRe: Writing modules for 2.5
Alan Cox <> writes:

> > Next question: what is the correct replacement for MOD_INC_USE_COUNT?
> If you know the use count is already one there isnt one, jut use
> MOD_INC_USE_COUNT and flame Rusty
> If you can't prove the use count is already one for your own module
> you have a problem (and did in 2.4 in truth). The layers try and
> lock the layer below. So char drivers are locked by core code,
> block drivers likewise, tty drivers and so on...
> Most driver layers now have an owner: field in the file ops or other
> structure they register
> owner: THIS_MODULE,
> (THIS_MODULE comes out currently in a non modular buils too)

My situation is like this: I am converting a char device driver to
work with linux 2.5. In the open and close functions there are
MOD_INC/DEC_USECOUNT calls. The question is what they should be
replaced with. Will it be handled correctly without them?

Måns Rullgård
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