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SubjectRe: GPL question: using large contiguous memory in proprietary driver.
> But thanks to the gracious tolerance of the kernel development
> community, such drivers are permitted to exist. That is the question:

Thats an interesting interpretation and not one I'd want to rely upon.

> setting aside GPL chapter and verse, could that tolerance extend
> to allow such a driver to get a piece of boot-time memory, and if so,
> what mechanism would be tolerated?

You should discuss such matters with your lawyer. What you are trying to
ask I think is a question about what constitutes an independant work, and
that is a legal not a technical question.


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