[lkml]   [2003]   [Jul]   [27]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove module reference counting.
In message <> you write:
> 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()?

Some "I am the perfect module" flag would probably cause less
breakage. But, I'm not sure even that is worth it.

Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:47    [W:0.145 / U:1.424 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site