question on symbol exports

Chris Friesen cfriesen at
Tue Feb 8 10:02:46 EST 2005

Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

> Interesting... more than no swap, you must also make sure you have no
> r/w mmap'ed file (which are technically equivalent to swap).

Ah...thanks for the warning.

We want to eventually make it work with swap as well, but that's 
substantially more complicated.

> I'm not too fan about exporting those symbols, but I'll talk to paulus,
> it should be possible at least to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL them...

I understand the reluctance.  I'm perfectly willing to export it GPL in 
my private branch as long as you guys don't consider it evil--the module 
is going to be GPL anyways.

The alternative would be for me to build my code directly in to the 
kernel...just makes it harder for me to debug.


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