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disallow unloading? Puh-lease!

disallow unloading? Puh-lease!

Posted Jan 31, 2004 0:56 UTC (Sat) by wolfrider (guest, #3105)
In reply to: disallow unloading? Puh-lease! by giraffedata
Parent article: Module unloading in a reference counted world

--I'll give you an AMEN, and a real-world example: Knoppix live-cd's.

--Live-cds can load a bunch of things by default (like NTFS module) that I simply **do not have** on my system. The module is sitting there taking up memory, and with 2.4 and ALL PREVIOUS kernels -- all the way back to 2.0 -- I can unload the module if it's not needed.

--To do away with that functionality leads to madness and despair, and (l)user revolt. ;-)


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