[PATCH 1/2] powerpc: export ppc_tb_freq so that modules can reference it
benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sun Sep 19 12:42:53 EST 2010
On Sat, 2010-09-18 at 10:34 -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2010, at 9:36 AM, Tabi Timur-B04825 wrote:
> > On Sep 17, 2010, at 10:14 PM, "Benjamin Herrenschmidt" <benh at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 2010-09-17 at 20:20 -0500, Timur Tabi wrote:
> >>> I don't see any reason to limit it to GPL drivers. Not only that, but
> >>> then we'll have this:
> >> I do
> > Can you elaborate on that, or are you just going to pull rank on me?
> >>> EXPORT_SYMBOL(ppc_proc_freq);
> >>> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(ppc_tb_freq);
> >>> That just looks dumb.
> >> Right, so send a patch to fix the first one too :-)
> I don't think either of these should be EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL. Why
> shouldn't a binary module be allowed to know these frequencies? My
> view is why preclude anyone from using this how they want. If they
> want to live in the gray area so be it. Who am I to say they
> shouldn't have that choice.
Well, I'm all for making binary modules life as hard as possible just
for the sake of it :-)
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