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SubjectRe: [RFC] Wine speedup through kernel module
Hi!

> David Howells <David.Howells@nexor.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> >Oliver Neukum <Oliver.Neukum@lrz.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:
> >> > (3) Even if it was... just filling in the syscall slot from a module means
> >> > that it is possible for the module to be unloaded whilst the syscall is in
> >> > use.
>
> Note that all this is not the problem.
>
> The problem is that dynamic system calls are not going to happen.
>
> Why?
>
> License issues. I will not allow system calls to be added from modules.
> Because I do not think that adding a system call is a valid thing for a
> module to do. It's that easy.
>
> It's the old thing about "hooks". You must not sidestep the GPL by just
> putting a hook in place. And dynamic system calls are the ultimate
> hook.

Well, you can't stop _GPL-ed_ modules from adding dynamic system
calls.
Pavel
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