Re: Need more symbols to be exported out of kernel

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 09:52:26 EST

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 06:42:08PM +0400, Oleg Drokin wrote:
> Hello!
> I have implemented file_operations->write() function for reiserfs for
> linux kernel v2.4, and it seems I need these symbols to be exported
> out of kernel for a case when reiserfs is built as a module:
> generic_osync_inode

sounds like a good idea.

> remove_suid

trivial inline, either move it to a header or copy & paste.

> block_commit_write

fine with me.

> I need block_commit_write just because generic_commit_write is doing
> some extra stuff I'd better do myself.
> Will the patch to export these symbols be accepted? (should these be
> exported as GPL sysmbols or not?).

IMHO no _GPL, they are not different from other generic filesystem code.

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