lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2002]   [Mar]   [13]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    SubjectRe: [patch] vmalloc_to_page() backport for 2.4
    Date
    From
    > 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
    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:24    [W:0.021 / U:32.164 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site