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    SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] drivers/ieee1394/: remove unneeded EXPORT_SYMBOL's
    Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 04:32:24PM -0400, Dan Dennedy wrote:
    >>Based upon my experience of several years on this project there is only
    >>one external kernel module project we need to consider because that
    >>developer has been involved and voiced requirements. That is Arne
    >>Caspari's (The Imaging Source) DFG/1394 driver.
    >
    > The ideal solution would be to get this driver included in the kernel.
    > Are there any reasons against including it?

    Arne stated his reasons: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?m=110361846312128
    (BTW, does Arne have commit access to the linux1394 repo yet?)

    >>I vote to remove external symbols not used by the Linux1394.org modules
    >>or the module at http://sourceforge.net/projects/video-2-1394/
    >>Of course, I may be voted down, but I ask the others to be realistic
    >>about what we are arguing for (i.e. just being defensive?) and consider
    >>the fact that there are valid reasons for their removal.

    Yes, there are. (Although one of the reasons -- size of the kernel -- is
    in effect neglectible.) So let's see if further opinions are coming in
    at the lists now. Then let's decide how to manage removal of the stuff.

    > The DFG/1394 driver requires hpsb_read and hpsb_write.
    >
    > Are there any Linux1394.org modules that are not in 2.6.12-rc2-mm3?

    No.
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