Re: [PATCH 1/4] module: implement module_inhibit_unload()

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 19:43:17 EST

On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 08:18 +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Given your description of this tool as a "sledgehammer," might it not be
> > easier to just take and hold module_mutex for the duration of the unload
> > block?
> That would be easier but...
> * It would serialize users of the sledgehammer.
> * It would block loading modules (which is often more important than
> unloading them) when things go south.

My concern is that you're dropping the module mutex around ->exit now.
I don't *think* this should matter, but it's worth considering.

I really wonder if an explicit "kill_this_attribute()" is a better way
to go than this...


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