Re: [2.6 patch] drivers/ieee1394/: remove unneeded EXPORT_SYMBOL's
From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 16:50:47 EST
On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 11:38:11PM +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Stefan Richter wrote:
> > Dan Dennedy wrote on 2005-04-20:
> > > There are technical
> > > merits for removal of the external symbols that I accept. I also accept
> > > that we have no way of maintaining any sort of stable subsystem for
> > > external projects we are not aware of or who are not communicating with
> > > us about their requirements (it goes beyond just a stable interface).
> > ...
> > > I vote to remove external symbols not used by the Linux1394.org modules
> > > or the module at http://sourceforge.net/projects/video-2-1394/
> > Nobody else posted specific requirements so far. So let's clean up the API.
> > How about this:
> > - Add warning comments next to obsolete EXPORT_SYMBOLs. Add warning
> > printks to obsolete functions? (If there are any.)
> how about just adding __deprecated to them?
Some of these functions might have valid users (e.g. from the same
__deprecated_for_modules (already in -mm) is the right solution.
> Jesper Juhl
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