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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/9p/trans_virtio.c: decrease the refcount of 9p virtio device when removing it
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Hi Dominique,

On 2018/8/8 17:40, Dominique Martinet wrote:
> piaojun wrote on Wed, Aug 08, 2018:
>> I try to remove 9pnet_virtio.ko by 'rmmod 9pnet_virtio' as I want to
>> replace it without rebooting system.
>
> I do that all the time when testing, it works for me.
> What exact kernel commit are you running?
>
My kernel commit id 6edf1d4cb0acde, and I replace the 9p code with
9p-next. And I wonder if this will work well?

>> Here I have not mount 9pfs yet, so the refcount is still 0.
>>
>> Before rmmod:
>> # lsmod | grep 9p
>> 9pnet_virtio 20480 0
>> 9pnet 106496 1 9pnet_virtio
>> virtio_ring 28672 5 virtio_scsi,9pnet_virtio,virtio_pci,virtio_blk,virtio_net
>> virtio 16384 5 virtio_scsi,9pnet_virtio,virtio_pci,virtio_blk,virtio_net
>>
>> After rmmod:
>> # lsmod | grep 9p
>> 9pnet_virtio 20480 0
>> 9pnet 106496 1 9pnet_virtio
>> virtio_ring 28672 5 virtio_scsi,9pnet_virtio,virtio_pci,virtio_blk,virtio_net
>> virtio 16384 5 virtio_scsi,9pnet_virtio,virtio_pci,virtio_blk,virtio_net
>>
>> Normally 9pnet_virtio should be invisible after rmmod like this:
>> # lsmod | grep 9p
>> 9pnet 106496 0
>
> Right, that obviously didn't work...
>
> But on the other hand, if I apply your commit and load/unload
> 9pnet_virtio 5-10 times (I ran it in a loop) I get KASAN errors because
> we put too many of these refs ; that doesn't happen without your patch
> so it's apparently wrong.
> I'm curious how that could make modprobe work better for you as well, it
> shouldn't depend on that...
>
> Maybe `modprobe -r` might give a better error, or something in dmesg?
>
In my testing, `modprobe -r` has the same behavior with rmmod.

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