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

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 04:38:44 EST

Tejun Heo wrote:
> Rusty Russell wrote:
>> Now, are you sure that calling cleanup_ccwgroup just after
>> device_unregister() works?
>> static void __exit
>> cleanup_ccwgroup (void)
>> {
>> bus_unregister (&ccwgroup_bus_type);
>> }
> It should. After ->exit() is called, there can't be any object left
> behind. If a module is hosting objects which can't be destroyed from
> ->exit(), its module ref count shouldn't be zero. So, either 1.
> refcount != 0 or 2. ->exit() can destroy all objects. As Cornelia
> explains, for ccwgroup, it's #1. Note that unload inhibition doesn't
> change anything about this.

Hmmm.... There doesn't seem to any reason why the blocking should be
after calling ->exit(). And, yeah, it would be more useful and
intuitive if blocking happens before ->exit(). What do you think?


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at