Re: cleanup_module/delete_module.

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 22:32:57 EST

On Thu, 5 Jul 2001 20:14:41 -0700 (PDT),
sendhil kumar <> wrote:
>I want to know the difference between the
>cleanup_module and delete_module system call. Can any
>one please clarify my doubt.

insmod inserts the address of cleanup_module() in the module structure
at load time. When syscall delete_module() is about to remove the
module, it calls the module's clean up routine, if it exists. So
cleanup_module() is invoked during module deletion to let the module do
any local clean up.

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