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

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 22:41:18 EST

Rusty Russell wrote:
>>> I really wonder if an explicit "kill_this_attribute()" is a better way
>>> to go than this...
>> I think this sort of temporary unload blocking would be useful for other
>> cases like this.
> I hope not: this doesn't work in general. Calling into a module after
> ->exit has called assumes that the exit function doesn't free up or
> overwrite stuff the other functions need.

Right, the sole purpose the unload inhibition is to hold onto the 'code'
section from going away. The rest of object lifetime management should
be implemented using separate mechanisms anyway. I was talking about
similar cases where the 'code' should be protected for a short time.


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