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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make agpsupport work with modversions
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On Sat, 28 Oct 2000 05:40:28 -0400 (EDT), 
Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com> wrote:
>> cc list trimmed. Nobody has come up with a "must have" reason for
>> get_module_symbol and that interface is broken as designed. I will be
>
>Nobody has come up with a 'must break existing sane code' reason either.

Existing code is not sane, it does not work with symbol versions. The
only code left in the kernel that uses get_module_symbol is agp, drm
and mtd, all of which I will be fixing at the same time.

>> will allow two objects to pass data to each other, it will not matter
>> whether the objects are both modules, one module and one built in (in
>> either order) or both built in. When modules are involved there will
>> be full module locking.
>
>You have no consensus on this. None at all. It is also past the 2.4test
>point for making this change.

Linus wants get_module_symbol removed.
http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg08791.html

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