Re: [2.6 patch] unexport __print_symbol

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Re: [2.6 patch] unexport __print_symbol

Adrian Bunk
On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 04:35:18PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:

> Adrian Bunk <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > I didn't find any possible modular usage in the kernel.
> >
>
> Making print_symbol() available to modules during their development might
> aid that development.  Presumably, such debug code would not appear in the
> mainline tree.
>
> IOW: people might want to use print_symbol() during private development, so
> we should continue to export it to modules.

If you need it during private development, you can always re-add it in
your private tree.

And the possibility of such debug code accidentially getting into
mainline drops to zero if the EXPORT_SYMBOL isn't there.

cu
Adrian

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