Re: [PATCH] splice exports

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On Fri, Mar 31 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Jens Axboe wrote:
> >On Fri, Mar 31 2006, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> >>On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 23:06 -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >>>Woe be unto he who builds their filesystems as modules.
> >>
> >>since splice support is highly linux specific and new.. shouldn't these
> >>be _GPL exports?
> >
> >Yes they should, I'll add that to the current splice tree.
> Why?  We don't usually restrict filesystems in such ways...  I would 
> rather a binary-only module reference generic_file_splice_read() than 
> create its own.

You could use that very same argument for any piece of the kernel, then,
so I don't think that adds much value to _not_ exporting it GPL.

Jens Axboe

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