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SubjectRe: PostgreSQL licensed code on Linux
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 05:00:25PM -0400, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 04:51:44PM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> > On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 03:26:43PM -0400, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> > > > That seems to indicate that we've had already PostgreSQL licensed code on
> > > > Linux since Kent's addition of bcache to Linux in 2013. The portion of code
> > > > is rather small though, to me it seems to cover only crc_table[],
> > > > bch_crc64_update(), and bch_crc64().
> > >
> > > > As silly as it may be we should split out the PostgreSQL licensed code from
> > > > drivers/md/bcache/util.c into its own file and while at it clarify the
> > > > license.
> >
> > While we're at it maybe we should move the crc-64 code to lib and/or
> > crypto, alongside our support for crc-8, crc-16, and crc-32
> > algorithms? That way if there are other potential users for crc-64,
> > they will be less likely to re-invent the wheel....
>
> Yeah, this came up because Coly wanted to do that, but needed to know what to
> put in MODULE_LICENSE().

At run time its GPL, so MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") would make sense. I had
sent a patch to help clarify this in 2012, I'll resend now [0].

[0] https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/8/75

Luis

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