Re: [PATCH] paravirt.h

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 10:05:51 EST

On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 05:56:03AM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> >>relicensing them.
> >>
> >
> >That's a pretty strong statement...
> >
> Well, I'm not making any kind of legal statement. I'm just pointing out
> that from a technical perspective, there's a large visible functional
> change from before if we use EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(paravirt_ops) vs
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(paravirt_ops). Given that the whole point of paravirt_ops
> is to minimize visible changes, this seems counterproductive.

It only affects kernels with the new functionality PARAVIRT=y, not
kernels with the same functionality as today.

The alternative is to keep the EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(paravirt_ops) and make
the functions using it out of line functions.

> J



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