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authorIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2008-02-28 20:19:06 +0100
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2008-02-29 18:55:42 +0100
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x86: delay the export removal of init_mm
delay the removal of this symbol export by one more kernel release, giving external modules such as VirtualBox a chance to stop using it. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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@@ -316,3 +316,15 @@ Why: Largely unmaintained and almost entirely unused. File system
is largely pointless as without a lot of work only the most
trivial of Solaris binaries can work with the emulation code.
Who: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
+
+---------------------------
+
+What: init_mm export
+When: 2.6.26
+Why: Not used in-tree. The current out-of-tree users used it to
+ work around problems in the CPA code which should be resolved
+ by now. One usecase was described to provide verification code
+ of the CPA operation. That's a good idea in general, but such
+ code / infrastructure should be in the kernel and not in some
+ out-of-tree driver.
+Who: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>