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SubjectRe: [patch] vmalloc_to_page() backport for 2.4
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> On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Gerd Knorr wrote:
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(vmalloc_to_page);
>
> Can you (or whoever made it EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL in 2.5) please explain what
> is so "GPL" about exporting this symbol, please? I can understand when
> symbols related to the internals of some subsystem are GPL-only-exported
> but this does not appear to be such a case.

Its an internal helper function shared by some GPL drivers, its not something
you need to register a non free driver. As such its simply in the kernel
core rather than duplicated for the convenience of free driver authors.

Alan
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