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SubjectRe: Changed message for GPLONLY symbols
Keith Owens writes:
> When insmod detects a non-GPL module with unresolved symbols it
> currently says:
>
> Note: modules without a GPL compatible license cannot use GPLONLY_ symbols
>
> I thought that hint was self-explanatory, obviously it was not clear.
> Never underestimate the ability of lusers to misread a message. insmod
> 2.4.12 will say
>
> Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
> and it has unresolved symbols. The module may be trying to access
> GPLONLY symbols but the problem is more likely to be a coding or
> user error. Contact the module supplier for assistance.
>
> Does anyone think that this message can be misunderstood by anybody
> with the "intelligence" of the normal Windoze user?

How about actually checking if the unresolved symbols are available in
the GPLONLY area? That would allow you to be more precise.

[Perhaps this has already been suggested: I haven't been paying
attention]

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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