Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Oct 10 11:17:02 PDT 2012

On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:56:32 -0700
Robert Morell <rmorell at nvidia.com> wrote:

> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL is intended to be used for "an internal implementation
> issue, and not really an interface".  The dma-buf infrastructure is
> explicitly intended as an interface between modules/drivers, so it
> should use EXPORT_SYMBOL instead.

NAK. This needs at the very least the approval of all rights holders for
the files concerned and all code exposed by this change.

Also I'd note if you are trying to do this for the purpose of combining
it with proprietary code then you are still in my view as a (and the view
of many other) rights holder to the kernel likely to be in breach
of the GPL requirements for a derivative work. You may consider that
formal notification of my viewpoint. Your corporate legal team can
explain to you why the fact you are now aware of my view is important to


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