Re: Linux 2.4.9-ac16

Tom Rini (
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 16:11:58 -0700

On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 12:06:44AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > 2.4.9-ac16
> > [snip]
> > > o Add initial pieces for EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL (me)
> > > | kernel symbols for GPL only use
> >
> > What's the idea behind this? Are we now going to restrict certain parts of
> > the kernel to interacting with GPL-only modules?
> Imagine you have a shared library of code that makes writing some kind of
> driver easier, and you don't see why it should be available to non GPL
> driver modules.

I can see that. Now would there be any restrictions on this? Ie could a
whole subsystem only export symbols for GPL-only use?

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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