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From: Chris Snook <csnook@redhat.com>
To: drago01 <drago01@gmail.com>
Cc: kernel list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Reexport init_mm ?
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:23:41 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47C6617D.1030700@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f6ca9fed0802270029l231c6050sefd90ec2997eda37@mail.gmail.com>

drago01 wrote:
> init_mm is no longer exported in 2.6.25, because there are no in tree
> modules that use it.
> But the closed sources nvidia drivers are using it.
> Is it possible to reexport this symbol to let the driver work with this kernel?

The fact that there are no in-tree modules that use init_mm is rather 
compelling evidence that it's not a necessary part of the kernel module 
API.  Nvidia needs to fix their code.  If this is a burden, perhaps they 
should publish their code under a GPLv2-compatible license so we can 
show them how to do it.

	-- Chris

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-28  7:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-27  8:29 drago01
2008-02-27  9:10 ` Dave Airlie
2008-02-28  7:23 ` Chris Snook [this message]
2008-02-29 13:26   ` Ioan Ionita
2008-02-29 18:01     ` Chris Snook
2008-03-01 11:46       ` Ioan Ionita
2008-03-03 15:54         ` Eragon
2008-03-03 17:07           ` Adrian Bunk

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