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Date:	Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:09:49 +0000
From:	"Jan Beulich" <>
To:	"Sam Ravnborg" <>
Cc:	"David Miller" <>, <>,
	<>, <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] adjust __net_exit

>>> On 19.03.12 at 09:47, Sam Ravnborg <> wrote:
>> >> > Using the (bogus and unused elsewhere)
>> >> > __exit_refok to implement this is inefficient - any non-modular code
>> >> > really can reside in __init (as non-modular __exit code is never used).
>> > 2) fix up the bogus commit message
>> Bogus in what way?
> I fail to see that __exit_refok is bogus.

Either an exit function references only permitted code (in which case
it is legitimately using __exit), or it references non-__exit code, in
which case it shouldn't have an override at all. Permitting an exit
function to reference e.g. __init code is suspicious (at best) in all
cases I can think of (in contrast to allowing a non-init function to
reference __init code on a code path that can be proven to be taken
only during system startup).


> The name is not optimal - which is why is is deprecated.
> 	Sam

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