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?
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