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

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 12:17:57 EST

On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 01:49:56PM +0100, Arne Caspari wrote:
> To make a long decision short:
> There is no stable kernel API that an external developer can rely on?

That is correct. Please see Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt for
details as to why this is so.

> And this is by intent: The only way for a vendor to write a driver for
> Linux is to submit it to the kernel tree?

That's the best way. See the above mentioned file for details as to why
it is a benifit for you to submit it to the tree.


greg k-h
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