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SubjectRe: [PATCH] export kernel call get_task_comm().
On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 03:59:42PM -0700, J Freyensee wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-04-22 at 15:43 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 03:35:44PM -0700, james_p_freyensee@linux.intel.com wrote:
> > > From: J Freyensee <james_p_freyensee@linux.intel.com>
> > >
> > > This allows drivers who call this function to be compiled modularly.
> > > Otherwise, a driver who is interested in this type of functionality
> > > has to implement their own get_task_comm() call, causing code
> > > duplication in the Linux source tree.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: J Freyensee <james_p_freyensee@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > I think the goal is for the cleanup to happen now, to justify the
> > addition of the exported symbol. Without that, there is no need to
> > export the symbol now at all, as who knows when your driver will be
> > accepted.
> >
> > Or, just wait and make it part of your driver patch series, like you did
> > before, no need to get it accepted now, right?
> >
>
> Well, at some point a few people like Alan Cox and Arjan VdV would like
> to see this work on it's way to Linus's tree.

That's because that is the policy of your distro you are working with,
which has nothing to do with the kernel developers.

Again, if you get your driver accepted, I have no objection to this
export at all. Just take the time and get your driver merged, it's that
simple.

thanks,

greg k-h


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