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SubjectRe: Modutils 2.5 change, start running this command now
Date said:
> I was going to do it that way. The problem is that it gives no
> indication if the module has been checked or not. Adding
> EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS says that somebody has reviewed the module and
> decided that exporting no symbols is the correct behaviour. It is the
> difference between no maintainer and a maintained module.

If all you want to know is whether modules are maintained or not, look to
see how many have had MODULE_LICENSE(sic) tags added.

Just change the default to no exported symbols, and a single depmod pass
will tell you what broke because it's no longer exporting symbols which are
required by something else. There's no need to add the EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS
cruft all over the place.

Adding EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS to those modules which don't need to export
symbols doesn't make your task any easier - so please don't do it. Let's
kill EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS altogether.


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