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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove GPL restriction from set_dumpable()
On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 01:04:31PM +0200, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> From: Jiri Kosina <>
> remove GPL restriction from set_dumpable()
> Commit 6c5d5238 introduced a set_dumpable() function that replaced the
> direct access to mm_struct->dumpable. I don't think there is any reason to
> restrict this function to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() -- previously any module
> could modify current->mm->dumpable without any resitrictions, so it makes
> a little sense to turn this into 'internal interface' at once.
> There in fact are 3rd party modules that modify the dumpable flag, and
> this patch should fix the situation for them once again (for example
> vmware).

Nack, the just shouldn't do such things at all. I start to get really
sick of patches adding random exports everywhere.

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