Re: 2.5 'what to expect'

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 16:23:49 EST

Mike Fedyk wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 04:54:39PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>Another one:
>>rmmod on net drivers no longer produces the behavior that's existed
>>since modules were first added to the kernel.
> And that new behaviour is?

No reference counts reported to module subsystem at all, so, you can
rmmod a module at any time, even if the interface is up and running.

Even though net devices are independently refcounted and internally
consistent, I have no idea if the module's code is refcounted elsewhere
or not. So, I hope it's safe...


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