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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/10 v2] Generic Watchdog Timer Driver
    On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 09:17:10PM +0200, Wim Van Sebroeck wrote:
    > Hi Arnd,
    >
    > > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(watchdog_register_device);
    > >
    > > How about making this EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL?
    >
    > My opinion: the new framework has been created for 2 reasons:
    > 1) consolidation of the code that is being repeated in each driver
    > 2) to make it possible to support more then one driver.
    > If we want to support more then one driver, then the out-of-tree drivers
    > would benefit from using the API. Even the non-GPL ones.

    I strongly support Arnd. And if it helps getting out-of-tree drivers into the
    tree, great! I'd think most watchdog-drivers are out-of-tree because of
    laziness, not because of IP?

    Regards,

    Wolfram

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