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Date:   Wed, 30 May 2018 17:55:05 +0530
From:   Hareesh Gundu <hareeshg@...eaurora.org>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>, jcrouse@...eaurora.org,
        Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>, efault@....de,
        tglx@...utronix.de, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lib/plist.c: Export plist_*() APIs



On 12/6/2017 9:29 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 08:59:27PM +0530, Hareesh Gundu wrote:
>> On 12/5/2017 8:11 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 08:05:43PM +0530, Hareesh Gundu wrote:
>>>> Allow plist_add(), plist_del() and plist_requeue() APIs to
>>>> be referenced by kernel modules by adding the EXPORT_SYMBOL().
>> This change is not for in-tree kernel module. It's for modules built outside
>> of kernel tree modules.
>>
>> Is it really required to show out tree kernel modules ?
> Typically we don't add EXPORTs for functions not used in in-tree
> modules.
We changed our design and planned to have our module in-tree kernel 
instead of out tree kernel module.
Below is the reference for in-tree kernel module proposal for 
"drviers/gpu/msm" which is referring to plist_* symbols.

https://source.codeaurora.org/quic/la/kernel/msm-4.9/tree/drivers/gpu/msm/adreno_dispatch.c?h=msm-4.9#n533

Could you please revisit the patch and approve for upstream.

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