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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove module reference counting.
On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 04:00:18 +1000
Rusty Russell <> wrote:

> If module removal is to be a rare and unusual event, it
> doesn't seem so sensible to go to great lengths in the code to handle
> just that case. In fact, it's easier to leave the module memory in
> place, and not have the concept of parts of the kernel text (and some
> types of kernel data) vanishing.
> Polite feedback welcome,

I'm ok with this, with one possible enhancement.

How about we make ->cleanup() return a boolean, which if true
causes the caller to do the module_free()?

(Yes I know that doing this will require some more thought
in order to minimize how large a change it would need to
be to keep exiting modules working. It's a seperate discussion.)
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