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SubjectRe: 2.6.10-mm1, class_simple_* and GPL addition
On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 09:55:41PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 21:17 +0200, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> > VMware's vmnet is broken by this too. VMware was asked by RedHat to
> > add udev compatibility to the code, and now you are saying that both
> who in Red Hat (notice the space) asked you this? I'm not aware of any
> official request to vmware to do this...

I assumed that email I received from Warren Togami was official notice that
RHEL4 is going to be udev based and that as vmnet does not currently create
its device nodes in /dev, something should be done about it.

As this request was quite popular, and doing it properly through sysfs
instead of doing several mknods when initscripts run, I filled internal
bug report that RHEL4 will use udev and vmnet should be compatible with
it. And then I implemented some minimal sysfs support.

Week after that I saw first email from Greg changing sysfs_driver_* & co.
to GPL only. I did not worry as this set did not comtain class_simple,
and so I assumed that I'm doing nothing wrong. But today I noticed
that even class_simple is GPL only in -mm.

It was not lot of work, I'd say under 1 hour, but it just does not seem
correct to me, changing symbols visibility after people start using them.

OK, next beta will do several mknods in /etc/init.d/vmware script.
Not technically nice, but working.
Petr Vandrovec

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