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Date:	Sun, 25 Nov 2007 21:58:08 -0800
From:	Roland Dreier <>
To:	Rusty Russell <>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] [1/9] Core module symbol namespaces code and intro.

 > > I agree that we shouldn't make things too hard for out-of-tree
 > > modules, but I disagree with your first statement: there clearly is a
 > > large class of symbols that are used by multiple modules but which are
 > > not generically useful -- they are only useful by a certain small class
 > > of modules.
 > If it is so clear, you should be able to easily provide examples?

Sure -- Andi's example of symbols required only by TCP congestion
modules; the SCSI internals that Christoph wants to mark; the symbols
exported by my mlx4_core driver (which I admit are currently only used
by the mlx4_ib driver, but which will also be used by at least the
ethernet NIC driver for the same hardware).  I thought this was
already covered repeatedly in the thread and indeed in Andi's code so
there was no need to repeat it...
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