On Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 01:59:33AM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:
On 03/08/2017 01:48 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
On Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 01:25:48AM -0800, john.hubbard@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
From: John Hubbard <jhubbard@xxxxxxxxxx>
Say, I'm 99% sure that this was just an oversight, so
I'm sticking my neck out here and floating a patch to
Put Things Back. I'm hoping that there is not some
firm reason to GPL-protect the basic kref_get and
kref_put routines, because when designing some
recent new (open-source, yay!) device drivers, we relied
on this being available, even for MIT-licensed code.
MIT-licensed code should be just fine with GPL symbols, just use the
correct MODULE_LICENSE() setting and all is good.
Actually, we're still using this license string:
which I understand does *not* grant access to GPL symbols. So I guess we'd
have to switch over to "MIT/GPL", if I understand correctly, in order to be
all correct here.
You need to write this as:
for the linker to handle this properly as that is the string it is