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    SubjectRe: Changed message for GPLONLY symbols

    On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 01:50:09PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
    > 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. This is probably due to a
    coding or configuration problem. Contact the module supplier
    for assistance.

    Since the attempt by an non-GPL module to use GPLONLY sysbols is a
    coding error IMHO, this message is clearer and avoids the confusion we
    have been seeing.

    > 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?
    >
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