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From: "Ioan Ionita" <opslynx@gmail.com>
To: "Chris Snook" <csnook@redhat.com>
Cc: drago01 <drago01@gmail.com>,
	"kernel list" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Reexport init_mm ?
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:26:43 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <df47b87a0802290526h322b5cc6va9621e7329d1ac98@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47C6617D.1030700@redhat.com>

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Chris Snook <csnook@redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.

Publish it and get it merged so you'd have no choice but to keep the
symbol exported in the first place?

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-29 13:26 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
2008-02-29 13:26   ` Ioan Ionita [this message]
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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