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SubjectRe: GPL only modules
Jan Engelhardt <> writes:

> On Dec 14 2006 09:52, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
>>On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 05:38:27PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>> Yes, EXPORT_SYMBOL_INTERNAL would make a lot more sense.
>>A quick grep shows that changing this now would require updating
>>nearly 1900 instances, so patches to do this would be pretty large and
>>disruptive (though we could support both during a transition and
>>migrate them over time).
> I'd prefer to do it at once. But that's not my decision so you anyway do what
> you want.
> That said, I would like to keep EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL, because EXPORT and INTERNAL
> is somehow contrary. Just a wording issue.

I would suggest that we make the prefix MODULE and not EXPORT. It
more accurately conveys what we are trying to say, and it doesn't
have the conflicting problem with INTERNAL.

I don't know if it is actually worth doing a great rename for such
a simple clarification in language. But it is worth considering
because it would more strongly convey that we don't expect these
symbols to be used by everything.

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