Commit da39ba5e authored by Rusty Russell's avatar Rusty Russell

module: don't use stop_machine for waiting rmmod

rmmod has a little-used "-w" option, meaning that instead of failing if the
module is in use, it should block until the module becomes unused.

In this case, we don't need to use stop_machine: Max Krasnyansky
indicated that would be useful for SystemTap which loads/unloads new
modules frequently.

Cc: Max Krasnyansky <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRusty Russell <>
parent 93ded9b8
......@@ -639,8 +639,8 @@ static int __try_stop_module(void *_sref)
struct stopref *sref = _sref;
/* If it's not unused, quit unless we are told to block. */
if ((sref->flags & O_NONBLOCK) && module_refcount(sref->mod) != 0) {
/* If it's not unused, quit unless we're forcing. */
if (module_refcount(sref->mod) != 0) {
if (!(*sref->forced = try_force_unload(sref->flags)))
......@@ -652,9 +652,16 @@ static int __try_stop_module(void *_sref)
static int try_stop_module(struct module *mod, int flags, int *forced)
struct stopref sref = { mod, flags, forced };
if (flags & O_NONBLOCK) {
struct stopref sref = { mod, flags, forced };
return stop_machine_run(__try_stop_module, &sref, NR_CPUS);
return stop_machine_run(__try_stop_module, &sref, NR_CPUS);
} else {
/* We don't need to stop the machine for this. */
mod->state = MODULE_STATE_GOING;
return 0;
unsigned int module_refcount(struct module *mod)
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