Re: [PATCH][ATM] use rtnl_{lock,unlock} during device operations (take 2)

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Sun Jun 08 2003 - 01:57:06 EST

   From: Roman Zippel <>
   Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 21:01:54 +0200 (CEST)
   The basic problem is still that module_exit is a synchronous interface,
   from where you can't call any asynchronous functions, unless you prevent
   new callbacks via try_module_get() or you have to wait for all pending

We don't use module refcounts at all anymore for netdev objects.
That's the whole key.

Module refcounts are spurious when a subsystem does it's own sane
accounting and uses strictly dynamically allocated objects.
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