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SubjectRe: spinlocks, the GPL, and binary-only modules
On Thu, 21 Nov 2002, Mark Mielke wrote:

> Some (not all) of the inlined functions are 'inline' to accelerate the
> kernel.

Point is noted and the performance issue stands on its own as a strike
against removing the inline, this is a given. Now what is the performance
difference if the inline is moved to a .c and makd and extern inline in
the .h ?

The object of the question is determine if there is a peformance break
point to consider the moving of a inlined C code to a proper .c file.

Obviously adding a new kernel fork to move around the inline game will be
painful but if it narrows the gap between black and white to remove
the chance of accidentail GPL code inclusion. It may be worth it to

Comments and Flames welcome.


Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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