Re: [PATCH] cpuset export symbols gpl

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 03:16:11 EST

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 06:03:36PM -0800, Paul Jackson wrote:
> Andrew wrote (of exporting cpuset symbols)
> > We normally would do this when such modules are merged. Do tell us more..
> It was an oversight not to do this when cpusets went in last year,
> but we didn't notice, as the loadable module we cared about had a
> hack in place from earlier development that avoided needing this.
> In cleaning this up, we realized that the module needed to access
> task->cpuset->cpus_allowed, and that the correct (and safe) way to
> do this, via cpuset_cpus_allowed(), was not available to the module.
> The other 4 exports I added on general principles, but don't have
> any pressing need for. The one I need is cpuset_cpus_allowed().
> The loadable module in question we call 'dplace', and is used to
> provide fancier cpuset-relative task placement by manipulating
> task->cpus_allowed at exec.

Again, where is the module. Please submit the change to export the
symbols in the same patch series as that module. And honestly I don't
think it'll survive review when it's poking that deeply into cpuset
internals, but we'll see how to do it properly once it's sent here.

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