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SubjectRe: [QUESTION/sysfs] strange refcounting
Artem B. Bityutskiy wrote:
> I actually forgot to formulate my question: why module's refcount is not
> increased when somebody opens a sysfs file which belongs to this module?
> How to withstan to an unexpected module unload?
>
> Thanks.
I see this code drivers/base/core.c, device_add().

if (dev->driver)
dev->uevent_attr.attr.owner = dev->driver->owner;
I assume it is expected that I must have a driver structure. But I
don't. Why do I have to?

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Best Regards,
Artem B. Bityutskiy,
St.-Petersburg, Russia.
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