Re: dev_printk() is now GPL-only

From: Greg KH
Date: Sun Aug 06 2006 - 23:09:52 EST

On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 08:57:23PM -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> Does dev_driver_string() really need to be GPL-only? Up to this point,
> proprietary modules have been entitled to call dev_printk(), but now:
> #define dev_printk(level, dev, format, arg...) \
> printk(level "%s %s: " format , dev_driver_string(dev) , (dev)->bus_id , ## arg)
> with
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(dev_driver_string);
> means that they're not allowed to.

Oops, good point, I never noticed, as I don't have an closed source
drivers here to test with :)

Care to send me a patch to fix it up?


greg k-h
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