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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] [PATCH] back out sysfs reference count change

> > I just had a loooong discussion with Rusty on that subject, it's
> > indeed a nasty one.
> Ah, he sucks another person into the "module unload" discussion. My
> sympathies :)

Nah, I started it, since he is about 2 meters from me in the
office, that isn't difficult :)

> I agree, it's a difficult problem to solve, and something we aren't
> going to do for 2.6. That's one reason why module unload is its own
> config option :)
> Anyway, Rusty's proposal of "never unload, just mark not used" and then
> load a new copy into memory that he did during the OLS timeframe last
> year sounds like the only sane way to get this completely correct, with
> the trade off of never releasing memory.

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