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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs: Restore files_lock and set_fs_root exports
Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
>
> On Gwe, 2005-01-07 at 00:29, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
> > Fine. Completely agree. Sometimes people do need to be forced to make
> > such changes - I don't think anyone would disagree with that.
> >
> > What's under discussion here is "how to do it". Do we just remove things
> > when we notice them, or do we give (say) 12 months notice?
>
> Why should we keep junk around for 12 months

To give people a reasonable amount of time to stop using these things, of
course.

> that nobody has a legal reason to be using ?

The symbols were exported to non-gpl modules. People used them. Maybe
they shouldn't have. Maybe they were asked not to do so, and maybe or
maybe not they noticed. Certainly we shouldn't have exported these things
in the first place.

We should find a way of repairing things while minimising the amount of
screwing people around.
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