Re: why network devices don't do reference counting? (Re: [PATCH]Module use count must be updated as bridges are created/destroyed)

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 10:55:47 EST

On Sep 27 2007 07:51, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>You need every socket to close and all routes to go away including the
>routes through loopback device, and still there probably are control
>sockets buried inside ipv6 that hold ref count.
>IMHO the kernel should just admit that IPV6 can't be removed.

I cannot accept that. If ipv6.ko has a way to tack ipv6 structs onto all
sockets, interfaces and addresses, it should also be able to untack it
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