[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Keeping track of dependencies with dvb_attach()

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 16:26:46 CET 2007


On 8/31/06, Andrew de Quincey <adq_dvb at lidskialf.net> wrote:
> On Saturday 19 August 2006 08:52, Trent Piepho wrote:
> > When using dynamic dependencies with dvb_attach(), which module is using
> > another doesn't show up with lsmod.
> >
> > The problem is that when a card driver attaches the frontend with
> > symbol_request(), the kernel increments the use count of the frontend
> > module, but doesn't keep track of which module it was the called
> > symbol_request().
> >
> > This patch will fix it so that the kernel does keep track.
>
> Sounds great to me - I thought it was weird the kernel didn't keep track of
> them already.
>

think we shouldn't just forget that patch, can you submit it to the lkml too?
Mauro pointed me out that this patch is already available, so there's
no need to reimplement it for me :)

cheers,
Markus



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