Re: [PATCH 4.2-rc5] workqueue: Make flush_workqueue() available again to non GPL modules

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Tue Aug 04 2015 - 14:05:26 EST

On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 11:26:04AM -0600, tim.gardner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> From: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Commit 37b1ef31a568fc02e53587620226e5f3c66454c8 ("workqueue: move
> flush_scheduled_work() to workqueue.h") moved the exported non GPL
> flush_scheduled_work() from a function to an inline wrapper.
> Unfortunately, it directly calls flush_workqueue() which is a GPL function.
> This has the effect of changing the licensing requirement for this function
> and makes it unavailable to non GPL modules.
> See commit ad7b1f841f8a54c6d61ff181451f55b68175e15a ("workqueue: Make
> schedule_work() available again to non GPL modules") for precedent.
> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Applied to wq/for-4.3.


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