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SubjectRe: Can't use SYSFS for "Proprietry" driver modules !!!.
On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 10:10:56AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:

> How about the fact that when you load a kernel module, it is linked
> into the main kernel image? The GPL explicitly states what needs to
> be done for code linked in.

oddly, the close nv driver has like 2.4MB if text in the kernel. i
suspect a good chunk of this really should be in userspace but
probably lives in the kernel because 'the windows driver does that'

if the in-kernel part was trimmed down it would be nice for nv to move
the resource manager and whatever else lives in their gigantic module
(larger than most kernels!) to userspace and side-step the entire
issue completely

> Also, realize that you have to use GPL licensed header files to
> build your kernel module...

people could make their own. i'm not sure if anyone has though.
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