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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Compile error with allmodconfig and CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_FULL=y
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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2011-11-14 at 18:39 +0100, John Kacur wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 14 Nov 2011, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 02:44:43AM +0100, John Kacur wrote:
> > > > ERROR: "in_serving_softirq" [net/sched/cls_cgroup.ko] undefined!
> > > >
> > > > The above can be fixed by exporting in_serving_softirq
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: John Kacur <jkacur@redhat.com>
> > > >
> > > > The above patch was originally for 3.0.9-rt25
> > > > But I also needed to cherry-pick it for 3.2-rc1-rt1
> > > > ---
> > > >  kernel/softirq.c |    1 +
> > > >  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
> > > > index 3db1d6f..5452432 100644
> > > > --- a/kernel/softirq.c
> > > > +++ b/kernel/softirq.c
> > > > @@ -447,6 +447,7 @@ int in_serving_softirq(void)
> > > >   preempt_enable();
> > > >   return res;
> > > >  }
> > > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(in_serving_softirq);
> > >
> > > Why not EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL?
> >
> > I have no problem with that, note however that the upstream file has
> >
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(irq_stat);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(local_bh_disable);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(_local_bh_enable);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(local_bh_enable);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(local_bh_enable_ip);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(__tasklet_schedule);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(__tasklet_hi_schedule);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(__tasklet_hi_schedule_first);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(tasklet_init);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(tasklet_kill);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(__send_remote_softirq);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(send_remote_softirq);
> >
> > Any reason we can't change all of those to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL?\\
>
> IIRC, the point behind EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() is that, by using the call
> you are using something that is a derivative of the code. Basically all
> new functionality of the kernel is Linux specific and symbols exported
> should be EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL().
>
> But, I also recall that we did not want to make things that are normal
> OS operations under the EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(). This would include the
> local_bh_enable/disable(), or anything that is called by generic
> operations. For example, spin_lock() is not a GPL symbol, and if we add
> some new functionality that causes all spin_locks() to call foo_bar(),
> we must also make sure foo_bar() is also under just EXPORT_SYMBOL(),
> otherwise, we just forced EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() on spin_lock().
>
> Some of the above is probably just simple OS operations or are called by
> static OS operation functions.
>
> If we go that route, we might as well make everything
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(), and be damn to those that use nVidia.
>
> -- Steve


That's a great explanation - thanks

John Kacur
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