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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] x86/platform/uv: Return UV Hubless System Type
On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 11:49:53AM -0700, Mike Travis wrote:
> That is always being considered for everything we include into the community
> kernel source. The problem is a couple of the kernel modules (hwperf being
> the prime example) is much more tied to hardware and BIOS/FW updates so has
> to be updated much more often than the current submittal/acceptance process
> allows. We do opensource these modules but they are built from single
> source directories and have to be released as a module into a package that
> can be installed on different distros. There is not a source version for
> each kernel version.

Well, tought luck then. We do not support interface for out of tree
modules only. I actually found a few in uv and will send patches to
drop that dead weight.

> I have seen this method (declare the function with a leading underscore and
> a #define for the function reference) which is why I'm assuming it's a
> standard kernel practice? (I'll find some examples if necessary?)

No, it isn't.

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