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    SubjectRe: Non-GPL export of invalidate_mmap_range
    Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
    > Yes. Andrew, please read the GPL, it's very clear about derived works.
    > Then please tell me why you think gpfs is not a derived work.

    I haven't seen the code.

    > > But at the end of the day, if we decide to not export this symbol, we owe
    > > Paul a good, solid reason, yes?
    > Yes. We've traditionally not exported symbols unless we had an intree user,
    > and especially not if it's for a module that's not GPL licensed.

    That's certainly a good rule of thumb and we (and I) have used it before.

    What is the reasoning behind it?
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