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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/7] Ksplice: Export symbols needed for Ksplice
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    On Friday 13 February 2009 12:16:40 Tim Abbott wrote:
    > On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Rusty Russell wrote:
    >
    > > On Saturday 06 December 2008 10:33:59 Jeff Arnold wrote:
    > > > From: Tim Abbott <tabbott@mit.edu>
    > > >
    > > > Ksplice uses several functions from module.c in order to resolve
    > > > symbols and implement dependency handling. Calling these functions
    > > > requires holding module_mutex, so it is exported.
    > >
    > > I have fought every attempt to export that. It was long a cause of misery
    > > and pain; people saw the lock and so started grabbing it.
    > >
    > > Any chance we can find another way?
    >
    > It is definitely possible, but it wouldn't be pretty. There are a few
    > things that we use module_mutex for:

    Yes, having looked through the code I don't think the export can be avoided.

    Thanks,
    Rusty.


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