[Linaro-mm-sig] [PATCH] dma-buf: Use EXPORT_SYMBOL
airlied at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 03:40:01 PDT 2012
> From the fact this patch keeps getting resubmitted despite repeated
> objection I deduce they are in fact of the view it does matter and that
> therefore it is a licensing change and they are scared of the
> consequences of ignoring it.
No I think they just want to have to write a pointless hack lie in
their kernel module.
There is no nice way for nvidia developers to say our lawyers don't
think this is a license issues without doing
MODULE_LICENSE("GPL\0 OH NOT WE DIDNT OUR LAWYESR ARE OKAY");
I don't think I'd be going quite into how illegal it is.
The thing is I can't base a useful userspace interface on this, and
since the nvidia driver exists everwhere despite what we'd wish, I'd
rather let the users have some hope of a sane architecture, instead of
nvidia having to replace even more userspace code and kernel code with
their own insane shit.
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