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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] [1/9] Core module symbol namespaces code and intro.
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Rusty said:

> Well, introduce an EXPORT_SYMBOL_INTERNAL(). It's a lot less code. But you'd
> still need to show that people are having trouble knowing what APIs to use.

Might the recent discussion on the exporting of sys_open() and
sys_read() be an example here? There would appear to be a consensus
that people should not have used those functions, but they are now
proving difficult to unexport.

Perhaps the best use of the namespace stuff might be for *future*
exports which are needed to help make the mainline kernel fully modular,
but which are not meant to be part of a more widely-used API?

jon
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