Re: [2.6 patch] mm/slab: unexport kmem_cache_alloc_node

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 15:22:43 EST

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Andrew Morton wrote:

> > return objp;
> > }
> > -EXPORT_SYMBOL(kmem_cache_alloc_node);
> >
> > #endif
> Even though we don't currently have in-module users, we probably will do so
> soon and it's a part of the slab API and the slab API is exported to
> modules. I don't see much point in partially-exporting the API and
> applying a patch which we'll soon revert.
> Christoph?

I fully agree. Drivers will have to use that call in the future in order
to properly place their control structures. The e1000 in your tree already
does so and may be compiled as a module. Thus applying this patch will
break mm.

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