Bug 164579 - OpenAFS and GPL-only exported kernel symbols
OpenAFS and GPL-only exported kernel symbols
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ernie Petrides
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-28 16:47 EDT by Issue Tracker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-30 15:36:44 EDT
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Description Issue Tracker 2005-07-28 16:47:50 EDT
Escalated to Bugzilla from IssueTracker
Comment 12 Ernie Petrides 2005-08-30 15:36:44 EDT
I've investigated and reproduced the bug in the enforcement of the
GPL restriction on symbols exported from the main kernel.  (The bug
does not exist in symbols exported from kernel modules.)

There will never be a RHEL3 kernel fix for this GPL restriction
enforcement bug nor will the setting of CONFIG_MODVERSIONS be
changed.  The reasoning is that this would break compatibility
with 3rd-party modules.

Thus, OpenAFS is safe for the duration of RHEL3.

Closing as WONTFIX, which in this case is desirable by the bug reporter.

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