Re: [PATCH] prevent module unloading for legacy IDE chipset drivers

From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 19:53:11 EST

On Thursday 22 of April 2004 02:41, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Wed Apr 21, 2004 at 10:19:24PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > It is unsafe thing to do (no locking, no reference counting etc).
> > Just remove module_exit() as it was done for IDE PCI drivers.
> Out of curiosity, what would be needed to make it safe to unload
> all ide modules from a system with a scsi rootfs?

It doesn't matter - you still may end up unloading modules which are in use.
Plus unregistering IDE interfaces leave mess in _static_ ide_hwifs[] table.

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