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Date:	Fri, 23 Feb 2007 19:06:12 +0100
From:	Adrian Bunk <>
To:	Jon Maloy <>
Subject: Re: [tipc-discussion] [RFC: 2.6 patch] net/tipc/: possible cleanups

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 04:08:08PM +0000, Jon Maloy wrote:
> Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >This patch contains the following possible cleanups:
> >- make needlessly global functions static
> >- #if 0 unused functions
> > 
> >
> Thanks. I think most of those were due for our next release, anyway. But 
> we'll
> get it in, one way or another. 
> >- remove all EXPORT_SYMBOL's
> >
> >My impression is that most of this might have users that are not yet 
> >submitted for inclusion in the kernel - one year after TIPC was merged.
> > 
> >
> Not quite. The exported symbols belong to a public API for driver 
> programmers.
> We know about several users of this API, and there will be more, but I 
> don't think
> any of them are aspiring to have their code be included in the kernel.

Why not?

The goal is to get as many drivers as possible included in the kernel.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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