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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] spufs: The SPU file system, base
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On Middeweken 16 November 2005 06:26, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > Why?  What have you got against MOL? :)
> >
>
> The export was moved to mm/memory.c.   No explanation why though...
>
Sorry about the lack of explanation. There was a short discussion
about this in August, see http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/8/8/205 :

On Mon, 8 Aug 2005 11:42:03 -0700 (PDT), Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I don't see any reason not to make it global if there are two
> architectures that need it. Especially as long as it's marked GPL-only so
> that people don't start misusing it.

The __handle_mm_fault symbol is used by spu_base.ko because
the DMA page fault handler calls handle_mm_fault.

Of course at the point where ppc_ksyms.c gets merged into arch/powerpc,
there would again only be one architecture needing it...

Arnd <><
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