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SubjectRe: [PATCH] export syscalls
On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 10:14:51PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> In article <100000000.1004038404@changeling.engr.sgi.com> you wrote:
> > * frm hch@caldera.de "10/25/2001 05:25:40 PM +0000" | sed '1,$s/^/* /'
> > *
> > * Hi Linus,
> > *
> > * the appended patch exports the syscalls (GPL-limited), this is needed
> > * for the Linux-ABI modules so they can use the syscalls in their
> > * syscall tables for non-Linux personalities.
> >
> >
> > What is the rationale for marking these as GPL-exclusive symbols ?
> >
> > I thought system calls were a public interface.
>
> That won't change, but the syscalls are exported GPL-only for _inkernel_
> users. My first version of the patch didn't do that, but people think
> that they can cause to much pain when used incorrectly, and that is
> checkable only with non-binary-only modules.

So since some people can't do something we should punish everyone? If
binary-only module crashes and burns, other people aren't going to fix it
anyhow.

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Tom Rini (TR1265)
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