Re: negative mod use count

From: Dr. Kelsey Hudson (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 19:55:30 EST

On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Boris Dragovic wrote:
> what does negative module use count mean?

That means that there's a bug in someone's driver.
For some reason, the function to decrement the module use is called more
than once when a controlling process releases use of a module.

This will prevent you from being able to 'rmmod' or 'modprobe -r' it; a
"Device or resource busy" error or similar will result IIRC.

Submit a bug to the driver maintainer.

 Kelsey Hudson
 Software Engineer
 Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771

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