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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?



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