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Date:	Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:43:24 -0700
From:	corbet@....net (Jonathan Corbet)
To:	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <ak@...e.de>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, sam@...nborg.org,
	Roland Dreier <rdreier@...co.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] [1/9] Core module symbol namespaces code and intro. 

Rusty said:

> Well, introduce an EXPORT_SYMBOL_INTERNAL().  It's a lot less code.  But you'd 
> still need to show that people are having trouble knowing what APIs to use.

Might the recent discussion on the exporting of sys_open() and
sys_read() be an example here?  There would appear to be a consensus
that people should not have used those functions, but they are now
proving difficult to unexport.

Perhaps the best use of the namespace stuff might be for *future*
exports which are needed to help make the mainline kernel fully modular,
but which are not meant to be part of a more widely-used API?

jon
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