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    SubjectRe: 2.6.12-rc2-mm2
    kernel-rcupdatec-make-the-exports-export_symbol_gpl.patch
    add-deprecated_for_modules.patch
    add-deprecated_for_modules-fix.patch
    deprecate-synchronize_kernel-gpl-replacement.patch
    deprecate-synchronize_kernel-gpl-replacement-fix.patch
    change-synchronize_kernel-to-_rcu-and-_sched.patch


    Please drop these patches.


    Using these symbols in non-GPL modules is a legal problem at least in
    the USA except for IBM, and all we've heard from IBM is that they are
    not 100% sure that there is really no binary-only module by IBM that
    might use these symbols.


    The risk of anyne using them only increases (no matter that it's marked
    as deprecated) as long as it's available - and nobody has until now
    claimed that he's actually using one pf them in a binary-only module.


    cu
    Adrian

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    "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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