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

From: Arne Caspari
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 03:47:24 EST

Adrian Bunk wrote:
On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 06:51:56PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:

After grepping through your CVS sources, it seems hpsb_read and hpsb_write are the EXPORT_SYMBOLS affecting you?
So keeping them should address your concerns?


A stable API for the 2.6.x tree would address my concerns :-)

There is one thing missing in the module: It does not allocate bandwidth. This will require at least a compare_and_swap function. I have not looked into this yet but the required exports for this might be the "hpsb_lock" and "hpsb_lock64".

Interesting exports ( by looking through your patch ) would also be
Maybe they could be used to make the ConfigROM scan code in the driver more generic and cleaner? But if they will be removed, would it be better to leave the crappy version with hardcoded offsets in the driver?

I can not answer this question now since I am running low on battery and I do not have a power cord with me right now :-(

So to keep the current functionality: Yes, only the _read and _write functions are required.

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