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SubjectRe: Changed message for GPLONLY symbols

--On Tuesday, November 13, 2001 1:50 PM +1100 Keith Owens <>

> 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?

Yes I think it can be misunderstood, and, perhaps more importantly, still
points the user at GPLONLY when it's more likely to be a straightforward
version mismatch. Better might be:

Hint: You are trying to load a module which has unresolved symbols. These
symbols may not be exported by this version of the kernel (perhaps
you have a version mismatch), or they may be exported GPLONLY,
(in which case they will not be available to your module which does
not carry a GPL compatible license). In either case, contact
the module supplier for assistance.

Alex Bligh
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