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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:
(BTW, does Arne have commit access to the linux1394 repo yet?)

>>I vote to remove external symbols not used by the modules
>>or the module at
>>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 modules that are not in 2.6.12-rc2-mm3?

Stefan Richter
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