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Re: 2.6 kernel: module cannot be unloaded



Andrew Schulman wrote:
 > I'm using a 2.6 kernel I compiled from the Debian source package, and
 > encountering some odd behaviour.  I cannot unload modules--I get:
 >
 >     Module foo cannot be unloaded due to unsafe usage in
 >     include/linux/module.h:483
 >
 > This results in having a lot of cruft in the kernel.  Is this a feature
 > of the state of the 2.6 kernels at the moment (i.e., not fully
 > release-ready) or have I miscompiled something?  I've not encountered it
 > before, and searching LKML and Debian archives didn't find me anything
 > helpful...

Are you using the updated modutils for 2.6?

apt-get install module-init-tools

and try again. If that's not the problem, then sorry, I don't know what is.


Module unloading *must* be specifically enabled in 2.6 kernels.
Otherwise, you can only load.

-Roberto

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