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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/16] LTTng 0.6.36 for 2.6.18 : Linux Kernel Markers
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On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 05:40:36AM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> [...]
> > > Are you sure the license_gplok check is necessary here? We should
> > > consider encouraging non-gpl module writers to instrument their code,
> > > to give users a slightly better chance of debugging problems.

> > [... the authors of clearcase] have the funny habit of
> > distributing their kernel modules as ".ko" files instead of
> > sending a proper ".o" and later link it against a wrapper. The
> > result is, I must say, quite bad [...] the structure is
> > corrupted.

> Please don't add hacks like that for non-GPL modules.

Indeed, offline Matheiu elaborated on his problem, and it turns out
that good old modversions would have solved it.

> But neither should we export any tracing functionality for them.
> They're not the kind of people we want to help at all,

Making that sort of political decision is beyond my pay grade.
I merely suggested its consideration.

> and Frank just shows once again that he should rather stay away from
> kernel stuff and keep on writing C++.

Now now, if you don't like my C++, wait till you see my Smalltalk-80.
Or are you just jealous that my initials subsume yours?

- FChE (this space for rent)
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