Re: [PATCH] bridge: Module use count must be updated as bridges are created/destroyed

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On Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:25:30 -0700 (PDT)
David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:21:14 +0100
> 
> > Otherwise 'modprobe -r' on a module having a dependency on bridge will
> > implicitly unload bridge, bringing down all connectivity that was using
> > bridges.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx>
> 
> All network device drivers behave exactly the same way, when you rmmod
> the thing we unconfigure all the routes, addresses, etc. going through
> that device and let you unload it.
> 
> And this behavior is very much intentional.
> 
> Don't add an exception here.

Agreed.
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