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SubjectRe: [PATCH][ATM] use rtnl_{lock,unlock} during device operations (take 2)
David S. Miller wrote:
> For example, crap like this was always busted:
> rmmod eth0 </proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth0/whatever
> and now the asynchornous model forces us to fix this.

Well, that's just the good old broken module API problem again.
Under the premise that modules can't be fixed, but the world
around them can, try_module_get is an adequate band-aid for
this API bug, but I wouldn't apply Kant's formula of universal
law quite so literally here :-)

> Werner, don't turn this into another one of those absolutely
> rediculious discussions about module semantic threads you
> guys all pile-drove into Rusty several months ago. That stuff
> stunk like pure shit and really unfairly drove Rusty up a wall.

Bah, what happened to appreciating the fine art of
single-handedly waging a flame war ? ;-))

- Werner

/ Werner Almesberger, Buenos Aires, Argentina /
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