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    SubjectRe: [patch] vmalloc_to_page() backport for 2.4
    > 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.

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