[Linux-parport] [2.6 patch] drivers/parport/share.: unexport parport_get_port

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Wed Apr 19 17:02:16 EDT 2006

On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 09:03:17PM +0100, Adam Baker wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 April 2006 23:07, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > This patch removes the unused EXPORT_SYMBOL(parport_get_port).
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk at stusta.de>
> >
> It may be unused by any drivers that ship with the kernel but it is used by 
> the ppscsi patch to support SCSI over parallel port devices. This export was 
> removed in 2.6.10 and put back in in 2.6.16 so someone else obviously thinks 
> it should be exported.

That someone else thinks it should be exported hasn't any value.

If the SCSI over parallel port drivers are considered valuable, someone 
should work on getting them included in the kernel.



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