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Old 05-07-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
zman2245
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rmmod not deleting module from /proc/devices


Hello:

I am writing a simple character device driver (code so far given below). I build the .ko file and insmod it. I can then see that the module is included in /proc/devices. However, after I do an rmmod on the module, the name remains in /proc/devices! Should this happen?

I did some google searching and it seems to me that /proc/devices should no longer show the module. lsmod no longer shows it, and I think I am using the chrdev APIs correctly.

Thanks,
Zack

1 #include <linux/types.h>
2 #include <linux/module.h>
3 #include <linux/init.h>
4 #include <linux/fs.h>
5 MODULE_LICENSE("Dual BSD/GPL");
6
7
8 static int kfa_init(void)
9 {
10 dev_t dev_num;
11 u32 status = 0;
12
13 status = alloc_chrdev_region(&dev_num, 0, 1, "kfa");
14 if (status < 0) {
15 printk("<0> An error occurred allocating dev numbers\n");
16 }
17
18 printk("<0> Hello! kfa_init() called!\n");
19
20 return (0);
21 }
22
23 static void kfa_fini(void)
24 {
25 unregister_chrdev_region(0, 1);
26 printk("<0> kfa_fini called! Exiting....\n");
27 }
28
29 module_init(kfa_init);
30 module_exit(kfa_fini);
 
Old 09-14-2012, 06:55 AM   #2
milohoffman
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you have write something like this:

#include <linux/types.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
MODULE_LICENSE("Dual BSD/GPL");

static dev_t dev_num;

static int kfa_init(void)
{
u32 status = 0;

status = alloc_chrdev_region(&dev_num, 0, 1, "kfa");
if (status < 0) {
printk("<0> An error occurred allocating dev numbers\n");
}

printk("<0> Hello! kfa_init() called!\n");

return (0);
}

static void kfa_fini(void)
{
unregister_chrdev_region(dev_num, 1);
printk("<0> kfa_fini called! Exiting....\n");
}

module_init(kfa_init);
module_exit(kfa_fini);
 
  


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