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SubjectRe: 2.6.10: "[permanent]" modules?
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 07:46:53 -0500 (EST), linux-os
<linux-os@chaos.analogic.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:11:10AM +0100, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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> >> Hi folks,
> >>
> >> Seems that for 2.6.10 I cannot unload ide modules.
> >> 'lsmod | grep permanent" lists
> >
> > ...
> >
> >> Is this on purpose?
> >
> > Yes.
> >
>
> Can you explain? Normally if a module is no longer in use, it
> can be unloaded. I'm sure that there are number of folks
> who would like to know how come it's now necessary to reboot
> to get rid of some module no longer in use.

It can be unloaded given that the needed locking
and cleanup code are in place...
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