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Date:	Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:18:33 +1100
From:	Rusty Russell <>
To:	Arjan van de Ven <>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Roland Dreier <>, Andi Kleen <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] [1/9] Core module symbol namespaces code and intro.

On Friday 30 November 2007 03:53:34 Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:25:33 -0800
> > Agreed. On first glance, I was intrigued but:
> >
> > 1) Why is everyone so concerned that export symbol space is large?
> > 	- does it cost cpu or running memory?
> yes. about 120 bytes per symbol

But this patch makes that worse, not better.

> > 	- does it cause bugs?
> yes, bad apis are causing bugs... sys_open is just the starter of that.

Sure, but this doesn't change the APIs, either.  We seem to have fixed 
sys_open the right way, and since we're not supposed to care about 
out-of-tree modules...

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