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SubjectRe: help needed with EXPORT_SYMBOL
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On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 07:48 -0400, Brian Gerst wrote:
>>
>> Use an exported function pointer in the main kernel as a hook that the
>> module sets when it is loaded.  Note, you must use module_get and
>> module_put around the call to the module to prevent it from unloading
>> while in use.
>
> Please don't do any such thing, its impossible to use correctly.
>
> Suppose there are two modular users, A and B.
>
> Both have something like:
>
> extern void (*fptr)(void);
>
> static void (*old_fptr)(void);
>
> static void func(void)
> {
>        /* foo */
>        if (old_fptr)
>                old_fptr();
> }
>
> module_init()
> {
>        old_fptr = fptr;
>        fptr = A_func;
> }
>
> Then you load A, load B and unload A, then guess what happens?
>

The assumption was that there was a single module using that hook.
For multiple users you'd need to use a register function that adds the
module to a linked list.

--
Brian Gerst
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