[PATCH] UBUNTU: export snd_hda_codec_read and snd_hda_codec_write

Torsten Spindler torsten at canonical.com
Fri Jun 6 14:50:22 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 10:10 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 03:28:27PM -0400, Torsten Spindler wrote:
> > hda_codec.h is now available from lum-headers, snd_hda_codec_read
> > and snd_codec_write is exported to allow LSI modem driver to compile.
> 
> Have you checked this with upstream? Exporting symbols purely for the 
> use of proprietary code has potential GPL issues. It's hard to argue 
> that the proprietary code isn't a derived work of the kernel if it makes 
> use of interfaces that aren't exported by default.
 
I haven't checked this with upstream. I thought that they wrote their
driver against an older kernel that had those symbols exported.

Torsten






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