Bug 185311 - xfrm_get_type() not exported in FC4 kernels
xfrm_get_type() not exported in FC4 kernels
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-03-13 11:59 EST by Stephen Sanders
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:25 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-13 16:06:00 EST
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Description Stephen Sanders 2006-03-13 11:59:52 EST
Description of problem:

xfrm_get_type() is not exported in FC4.  In releases prior to FC4 it was. 
Whether this is the case with FC5 is unknown.

Checking the file net/xfrm/xfrm_policy.c on line 120 one should see that the
function does not end with EXPORT() as does many other functions in the file.

Our organization is using a driver that depends on this function being exported.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.15-1.1833

How reproducible:
Compile and link any driver that references xfrm_get_type().

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Actual results:
Compilation fails during link complaining of xfrm_get_type() not found.

Expected results:
Driver should link.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-03-13 16:06:00 EST
readding a removed export is something that has to be done upstream.
Otherwise we end up in a situation with dozens of projects asking for certain
symbols added back, resulting in modules that only work against one specific
distro kernel, which is a bad thing.

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