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    SubjectRe: GPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]
    On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 09:08:41AM -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
    > > On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 09:03:57AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > >
    > > > I actually think the EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() thing is a good thing, if
    > > > done properly (and I think we use it fairly well).
    > > >
    > > > I think we _can_ do things where we give clear hints to people that
    > > > "we think this is such an internal Linux thing that you simply
    > > > cannot use this without being considered a derived work".
    > >
    > > Then why not change the name to something more along those lines?
    > Yes, EXPORT_SYMBOL_INTERNAL would make a lot more sense.

    I find all those names confusing. If these special symbols are
    GPL/INTERNAL/WHATEVER, what are the other exported symbols?

    GPL -> Non-GPL?
    INTERNAL -> External?



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