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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH 1/2] in-kernel sockets API
On Tuesday 13 June 2006 18:42, Ben Greear wrote:
> Chase Venters wrote:
> > At least some of us feel like stable module APIs should be explicitly
> > discouraged, because we don't want to offer comfort for code that
> > refuses to live in the tree (since getting said code into the tree is
> > often a goal).
> Some of us write modules for specific features that are not wanted in
> the mainline kernel, even though they are pure GPL. Our life is hard
> enough with out people setting out to deliberately make things more
> difficult!

Fair enough, but if you are doing out of tree, pure GPL modules,
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() isn't a bad thing, is it?

Don't mistake me for actually having a big opinion specifically about this
socket API's usage of EXPORT_SYMBOL()... just raising some points that I
think apply to these decisions in general. I don't really see a compelling
reason for EXPORT_SYMBOL() over EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() on the socket APIs
though... I'm trying to imagine what kind of legitimate non-GPL modules might
use them.

> Ben

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