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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.19 089/219] ipmi: Dont allow device module unload when in use
On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 11:32:18AM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> On Sun 2019-12-29 18:18:11, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > From: Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com>
> >
> > [ Upstream commit cbb79863fc3175ed5ac506465948b02a893a8235 ]
> >
> > If something has the IPMI driver open, don't allow the device
> > module to be unloaded. Before it would unload and the user would
> > get errors on use.
> >
> > This change is made on user request, and it makes it consistent
> > with the I2C driver, which has the same behavior.
> >
> > It does change things a little bit with respect to kernel users.
> > If the ACPI or IPMI watchdog (or any other kernel user) has
> > created a user, then the device module cannot be unloaded. Before
> > it could be unloaded,
> >
> > This does not affect hot-plug. If the device goes away (it's on
> > something removable that is removed or is hot-removed via sysfs)
> > then it still behaves as it did before.
>
> I don't think this is good idea for stable. First, it includes
> unrelated function rename,

Umm, no, that's not unrelated, it was renamed so a defined could be
done with the original name so the module could be passed in
automatically.

> and second, it does not really fix any bug;
> it just changes behaviour.

This is true. I assume Tony asked for the backport. I'm ambivolent
on whether this gets backported. I'll defer to Tony for justification.

-corey

>
> Best regards,
> Pavel
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