Re: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 12:52:48 EST

On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Jason Kingsland wrote:
> Any binary loadable kernel module can be considered a "user program"
> Any interface defined in the kernel header files can be considered a "normal
> system call"

I disagree. No definition of "system call" implies "any random function".
That's a technical term with a technical definition, and that technical
definition is in no way ambiguous when we are talking about a kernel.

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