[PATCH 1/2] powerpc: export ppc_tb_freq so that modules can reference it

Tabi Timur-B04825 B04825 at freescale.com
Sun Sep 19 03:36:05 EST 2010

Josh Boyer wrote:
> It is not, in my opinion, about what is technically possible and what
> isn't.  The kernel is licensed under the GPL.  This is a Linux kernel
> only symbol.  One would be hard pressed to claim they have a driver
> that wasn't written for Linux that happens to need that symbol.  As a
> member of the Linux kernel community, I find it important to encourage
> the contribution of code back to the kernel, and this is one way to
> help that.  This isn't BSD.

Fine, but this goes back to my original question -- if this is how the 
community feels, then why hasn't someone posted a patch that converts all 

Either we allow non-GPL drivers, or we don't.  If we don't, then we need to 
eliminate EXPORT_SYMBOL once and for all.  Otherwise, the message is 

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer
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