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SubjectRe: PATCH make ext2 smaller
On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 08:03:27AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Ingo Oeser wrote:
> > Even this doesn't have to be done manually. Everything that is
> > not covered by EXPORT_SYMBOL() in this case can be static, since
> 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.

PS: Have a nice 1st Advent ;-)


Ingo Oeser
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