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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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"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed


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