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SubjectRe: GPL-only symbols issue
Hi,

Rumor has it that on Mon, May 08, 2006 at 10:57:18PM -0700 Ram Pai said:
> On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 21:25 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 09:12:15AM +0200, Jan Beulich wrote:
> > > Sam,
> > >
> > > would it seem reasonable a request to detect imports of GPL-only
> > > symbols by non-GPL modules also at build time rather than only at run
> > > time, and at least warn about such?
> >
> > Ram has some tools that might catch this kind of thing. He's posted his
> > scripts to lkml in the past, try looking in the archives.
>
> The patches are at
>
> http://sudhaa.com/~ram/misc/kernelpatch
>
> The patch of interest for you would be modpost.patch
> I have a script and some code that can poke into a given .ko file and
> warn against symbols that don't match what the kernel exports.
>
> I can post that code if there is interest in that functionality,

I'd love to see it.

Thanks,

Phil

> RP
>
> >
> > thanks,
>
> > greg k-h
>
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