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On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:27:04 +0200 (CEST), 
Patrick van de Lageweg <patrick@bitwizard.nl> wrote:
>This patch renames the block_til_ready of generic serial to
>gs_block_til_ready. This patch also exports the symbols needed by other
>modules with generic_serial compiled into the kernel.
>
>(it also helps when other modules have a "static block_til_ready"
>defined. This IMHO is a bug in the module-utils, but I'm told it
>cannot be fixed becuase of backwards compatibility.... Grrr. -- REW)

modutils for kernel 2.5 will break that backwards compatibility, it
goes all the way back to 2.0 kernels. But if I broke backwards
compatibility just before 2.4 kernel release, there would be a lynch
mob headed my way. In any case, block_til_ready is too generic a name
for an exported symbol.

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