Re: [PATCH 2/2] module: add support to avoid duplicates early on load

From: Johan Hovold
Date: Mon May 29 2023 - 11:18:40 EST

> On Mon, May 29, 2023 at 07:00:05AM -0400, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > I do wonder what it is that is different in your setup

I took a closer look at some of the modules that failed to load and
noticed a pattern in that they have dependencies that are needed by more
than one device.

If attempts to load the drivers for two such devices are made in
parallel, only one of them may be successful in loading the shared
dependency which means that module loading is now aborted for the other.

I took a quick look at the kmod code

and it does seem like this could happen if we start returning errors
when a module is already in the process of being loaded.