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SubjectRe: [PATCH][ATM] use rtnl_{lock,unlock} during device operations (take 2)
David S. Miller wrote:
> But regardless I should be able to yank an ATM device out of the
> kernel (unregistering it) even if there are a thousand VCC's attached
> to it.

Why ? A VCC is more like a network interface than a TCP

Worse yet, if you remove the device, it's unlikely that you
can use a new one with the same physical interface before
all the old VCCs are gone. (I.e. you almost always have
things on well-known VCCs, which are associated with physical

Removing an ATM device while there are open VCCs isn't a lot
more useful than removing a telephone while there is still a
call in progress :-)

- Werner

/ Werner Almesberger, Buenos Aires, Argentina /
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