Re: MOD_*_COUNT disappearing in tun

From: Angelo Dell'Aera (buffer@antifork.org)
Date: Fri Aug 08 2003 - 18:55:07 EST


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On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 16:38:55 -0700
"David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 12:08:23 +0200
>"Angelo Dell'Aera" <buffer@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Looking at the sources it seems that ALL net drivers are affected by
>> this problem.
>
>If net drivers properly unregister the devices they
>create, there are no problems.
>
>Module reference counts are unnecessary for network
>devices, this is why they were removed. Things still
>work perfectly fine.

I agree with you but you should agree with me that removing a
net driver while the NIC is generating traffic should be not
possibile. I did it and what I had was a kernel panic. I think
this should be avoided in some way.


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Angelo Dell'Aera
Antifork Research, Inc. http://buffer.antifork.org

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