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Date:	Thu, 6 May 2010 11:58:12 +0930
From:	Rusty Russell <>
Cc:	Takashi Iwai <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,, Sitsofe Wheeler <>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <>,
	Christof Schmitt <>
Subject: Re: [PULL] param sysfs oops (simple, leaky) fix, bool arrays fix

On Wed, 5 May 2010 06:19:29 pm Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > Fixing in the way of the later upstream is a bit too intrusive as a
> > stable patch.  So, I'm also not sure whether we should take it,
> > too...
> To be frank I do not really understand what you mean.
> Anyway, I just humbly suggest not to have the "no one uses that, let's
> have a leak" attitude. I do understand that this is a 'it's a lot of
> churn for not much gain'. However, I think the rmmod leak is large
> enough issue.

Thanks Artem, that's exactly the kind of feedback we need.

For most people, module parameters are rare, and module removal is rare.
So the amount of leak is less than the size of the code we would add to fix

If this is hitting you, it clearly changes the priorities.  I will include
the patches now.


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