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    SubjectRe: Writing modules for 2.5
    On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 02:39:14PM +0200, Måns Rullgård wrote:
    > 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?

    If it's a character device driver using the struct file_operations,
    set the owner field as Alan mentioned, and remove the
    MOD_{INC,DEC}_USE_COUNT macros from the open/close methods. This
    allows chrdev_open() (in fs/char_dev.c) to increment your module use
    count automatically.

    Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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