Re: [2.6 patch] ieee1394_core.c: remove unneeded EXPORT_SYMBOL's

From: girish wadhwani
Date: Mon Dec 20 2004 - 16:52:03 EST

> Please, can't you just hold off on breaking the ieee1394 API at all for
> now? Currently there are no supported IEEE-1394 audio devices. This is
> a big deal as most new pro audio interfaces are IEEE-1394 devices.
> There are a few under development, see But they
> don't work yet. If you rip out half the API you will make it that much
> harder for these developers, by requiring them to be kernel hackers as
> well as driver writers.
> How about waiting until there is _one_ IEEE-1394 audio driver in the
> tree before breaking the API?

I don't think the symbols are an issue for the Freebob project.
Atleast, not right now. The code doesn't use the symbols. Most of the
driver is intended to be in userspace anyways.
Moreover, if you are going to break in the interface, you might as
well do it before the driver
is written rather than after.

Just my 2c.

> Lee
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