[linux-yocto] Query about arch/arm/mach-axxia/wrappers.c

Bruce Ashfield bruce.ashfield at windriver.com
Fri Dec 13 05:53:37 PST 2013

On 13-12-10 02:37 PM, Bruce Ashfield wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> During some recent work with the axxia BSP it was pointed out to me
> that the intent of this commit is still pending.

ping. I haven't heard anything about this. I'll look at reverting the
change myself, unless I hear something.


> i.e. We are carrying a commit that changes the licensing of exported
> symbols on the BSP branch.
> I'm not sure how I didn't notice this explicitly during review, but
> when processing large sets of patches, things to slip through from
> time to time. What matters is how we react to the them when we notice :)
> So here's my question. I'm looking for a timeline when this can be
> resolved. We really don't want to carry a patch like this for much
> longer. If the drivers that depend on this are not already in the
> tree, we should drop the change and carry the changes with the drivers
> themselves.
> If the changes are in the tree, then we should fixup the exports, or
> again, drop the change entirely.
> I've pasted the original commit for reference below.
> Cheers,
> Bruce
> commit 191b5774c0a1bc2e15fb6800f0281af15da1e2b8
> Author: John Jacques <john.jacques at lsi.com>
> Date:   Wed Jul 17 21:33:12 2013 -0500
>      drivers/net/ethernet: Wrapper Cleanup
>      Some of the Linux function calls got changed in later versions of
> Linux
>      to require the caller to be GPLd.  We are in the process of GPLing all
>      our driver code, but were not yet finished doing so. The wrappers were
>      a temporary work around until the RTE (the external module we provide
>      to customers that controls the rest of the hardware) is GPLd.
>      Signed-off-by: John Jacques <john.jacques at lsi.com>
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