[linux-yocto] Query about arch/arm/mach-axxia/wrappers.c
butler.paul at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 06:46:57 PST 2013
On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 08:53:37AM -0500, Bruce Ashfield wrote:
> 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.
Sorry for the slow response. We were checking with customer about any
dependency issues. Yes, we will send a revert patch.
> >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
> >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.
> >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
> > 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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