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Date:	Wed, 4 May 2016 12:24:55 +0200
From:	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@...essinduktion.org>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, idosch@...lanox.com,
	eladr@...lanox.com, yotamg@...lanox.com, dsa@...ulusnetworks.com,
	shm@...ulusnetworks.com
Subject: Re: [patch net-next] vrf: add exit function and allow module unload

Wed, May 04, 2016 at 12:23:42PM CEST, hannes@...essinduktion.org wrote:
>Hello Jiri,
>
>On Wed, May 4, 2016, at 12:20, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>>  drivers/net/vrf.c | 7 +++++++
>>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
>> 
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/vrf.c b/drivers/net/vrf.c
>> index 8a8f1e5..b217c2d 100644
>> --- a/drivers/net/vrf.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/vrf.c
>> @@ -839,7 +839,14 @@ error:
>>  	return rc;
>>  }
>>  
>> +static void __exit vrf_exit_module(void)
>> +{
>> +       rtnl_link_unregister(&vrf_link_ops);
>> +       unregister_netdevice_notifier(&vrf_notifier_block);
>> +}
>> +
>>  module_init(vrf_init_module);
>> +module_exit(vrf_exit_module);
>
>The dst_entries created by vrf don't carry a reference to THIS_MODULE
>but have a code dependency to the vrf module (e.g. via
>vrf_output/vrf_output6) that gets published. This is exactly the same
>why ipv6 cannot be unloaded.

Oh. Okay. Thanks!

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