Re: Linux 2.4.9-ac16

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Sep 27 2001 - 18:06:44 EST

> > 2.4.9-ac16
> [snip]
> > o Add initial pieces for EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL (me)
> > | kernel symbols for GPL only use
> What's the idea behind this? Are we now going to restrict certain parts of
> the kernel to interacting with GPL-only modules?

Imagine you have a shared library of code that makes writing some kind of
driver easier, and you don't see why it should be available to non GPL
driver modules.

Linus has made it absolutely (as in he'll send out the killer penguin with
chainsaw if need be) clear that existing symbols wont mysteriously turn GPL


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