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Bug 153745 - tg3 driver usage count is 0
Summary: tg3 driver usage count is 0
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-05 15:40 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-05 23:43:41 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2005-04-05 15:40:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
"lsmod" showed tg3 was loaded and usage count was 0.
The nic is "Ethernet controller Broadcom Co. NetXtreme BCM 5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express" intergrated on a Dell GX280".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.9-1.667smp

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Do a fresh install of FC3
2.configure the network eth0 use dhcp
3.boot up
4.verify network is working, 


Actual Results:  5."lsmod" shows "tg3   79045 0"

the usage count is 0

Expected Results:  expected to be >=1

Additional info:

since the usage count is 0, I can "rmmod tg3" to remove the module
and the network stoping working (and eth0 will no longer show up with "ifconfig -a").

Is this a bug, or a new feature of this driver?

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-05 23:43:41 UTC
its by design. all network drivers in 2.6 do this.

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