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SubjectRe: [patch] kernel sysfs events layer
On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 04:02:35PM -0600, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> So this is a blast from the past

Yes it is, why are you trying to argue about GPL issues on lkml?

> but I'd like to understand why kobject_uevent and kbject_uevent_atomic
> are EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL rather than EXPORT_SYMBOL.

Because only GPL code should be causing kevents.

> During the evoloution from a separate kevents over netlink (rml, kay,
> arjan) then folding it in to kobject with hotplug (kay, greg kh, etc)
> it went from GPL to not, as listed below in one of kay's early
> patches, back to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL as it stands today.

I asked that it be put back. Is there a problem with this? Do you have
non-GPL kernel code that wants to use this interface?

thanks,

greg k-h
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