Re: [PATCH] Module use count must be updated as bridges arecreated/destroyed

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Wed Sep 26 2007 - 11:37:54 EST

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:53:27 +0100
"Jan Beulich" <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Otherwise 'modprobe -r' on a module having a dependency on bridge will
> implicitly unload bridge, bringing down all connectivity that was
> using bridges.
> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>

No, network devices don't do reference counting.
What is the dependency? Where is the source of the module interacting
with the bridge?
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