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SubjectRe: [RFC] EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE()
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:18:06PM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
> >On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:34:40PM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
> >>Greg KH wrote:
> >>>So, here's a patch that implements EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE(). It
> >>>basically says that some time in the future, this symbol is going to
> >>>change and not be allowed to be called from non-GPL licensed kernel
> >>>modules.
> >>The wording and intent here are incorrect.
> >>
> >>All kernel modules are already *GPL licensed*,
> >>whether the authors think so or not.
> >>
> >>So this patch (if it goes through), should be reworded
> >>so as not to muddy those waters (as the above excerpt does).
> >
> >Care to provide some text that you feel will be better?
>
> Just something simple, like this rewording of your original post:
>
> >>> So, here's a patch that implements EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE(). It
> >>> basically says that some time in the future, this symbol is going to
> >>> change and not be allowed to be called from
> ...kernel modules that don't include MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") in the source.

Ok, I've tweaked it to look more like this.

thanks,

greg k-h
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