Bug? The netfilter modules do not update "Used" and "by" information
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 13:30:43 +1100
In message <200009121647.MAA08971@kei.netwinder.org> you write:
> The netfilter modules do not update the "Used" and "by" information as
> displayed by lsmod. The result is that the firewall can be disabled by
> manually removing modules which are listed as unused. This is not really a
> bug, but it is an inconsistancy. All other kernel modules update the field
> so that when the module is in use it cannot be unloaded.
Well, it can be unloaded, but it would be bad if someone's packet
filter stopped filtering because their module was autocleaned.
In 1.1.2, we will load the modules manually anyway, because we don't
really want `iptables -L' to load the filter table if it isn't loaded.