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Subject[PATCH] [70/139] x25: decrement netdev reference counts on unload
2.6.35-longterm review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Apollon Oikonomopoulos <>

[ Upstream commit 171995e5d82dcc92bea37a7d2a2ecc21068a0f19]

x25 does not decrement the network device reference counts on module unload.
Thus unregistering any pre-existing interface after unloading the x25 module
hangs and results in

unregister_netdevice: waiting for tap0 to become free. Usage count = 1

This patch decrements the reference counts of all interfaces in x25_link_free,
the way it is already done in x25_link_device_down for NETDEV_DOWN events.

Signed-off-by: Apollon Oikonomopoulos <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>

net/x25/x25_link.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

Index: linux-2.6.35.y/net/x25/x25_link.c
--- linux-2.6.35.y.orig/net/x25/x25_link.c
+++ linux-2.6.35.y/net/x25/x25_link.c
@@ -394,6 +394,7 @@ void __exit x25_link_free(void)
list_for_each_safe(entry, tmp, &x25_neigh_list) {
nb = list_entry(entry, struct x25_neigh, node);
+ dev_put(nb->dev);

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