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SubjectRe: PATCH make ext2 smaller
On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 08:47:58AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Ingo Oeser wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 08:03:27AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > And if !MODULE, then even EXPORT_SYMBOL symbols can become static, if
> > > they are not used outside the compilation unit.
> >
> > If your compilation units are greater than the current
> > granularity of modules: Yes.
> >
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL() symbols are Kernel-API, which is also exported to
> > 3rd-party vendors with binary modules. So it makes little sense
> > to me to make them static.
> If !MODULES, modules are not supported by that kernel. It is completely
> safe to make such functions static, if not used outside the compilation
> unit. For all other cases, it is indeed wrong to make such them static.

Ahh! I thought with [1] you meant, that the compilation unit is
not compiled as a module. But with [2] it makes a lot of sense of
course ;-)

Sorry for my confusion.


Ingo Oeser
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