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Bug 164579 - OpenAFS and GPL-only exported kernel symbols
Summary: OpenAFS and GPL-only exported kernel symbols
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ernie Petrides
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-28 20:47 UTC by Issue Tracker
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-30 19:36:44 UTC
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Description Issue Tracker 2005-07-28 20:47:50 UTC
Escalated to Bugzilla from IssueTracker

Comment 12 Ernie Petrides 2005-08-30 19:36:44 UTC
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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