Re: [PATCH] [39/40] i386: Export paravirt_ops for non GPL modules too
From: Andi Kleen
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 07:23:39 EST
On Monday 30 April 2007 13:15:36 Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Apr 30 2007 13:00, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >On Monday 30 April 2007 12:50:09 Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >> On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 12:28:14PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Otherwise non GPL modules cannot even do basic operations
> >> > like disabling interrupts anymore, which would be excessive.
> >> >
> >> > Longer term should split the single structure up into
> >> > internal and external symbols and not export the internal
> >> > ones at all.
> >> >
> >> > Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
> >> Ingo was dead-set against this and I kinda agree.
> >The problem is that without this non GPL modules cannot even disable
> >interrupts anymore. That is imho too radical.
> Perhaps we can have a paravirt_ops2 that specifically deals with
> interrupt en/disable, and export that instead?
Yes that is what the "Longer term ..." paragraph above refers to.
However it would need some restructuring in the code.
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