Re: lsmod ipv6 on -test9 shows many refs, lockd

From: David S. Miller
Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 17:12:04 EST

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 18:14:24 +0200
"P. Christeas" <p_christ@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Question: is it normal for ipv6 module to have many refs while there is few
> ipv6 connections ?
> My system is up for 3 days now. I have been using ACPI sleep and _ifconfig to
> alter the ip address_.
> lsmod gives:
> ipv6 235904 34
> and lsof -i6 only shows two ports listening on ipv6.
> Even when I close all tcp (including v4) sockets, ipv6 still has around 10
> refs in lsmod.

This is normal, ipv6 is not safe to unload as a module and therefore
the module reference count is always positive to prevent rmmod ipv6
from succeeding.

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