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Re: [PATCH] use unlocked io in getdelim

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [PATCH] use unlocked io in getdelim
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:41:12 +0200
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Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Paolo Bonzini on 8/27/2008 6:54 AM:
>> Except that getndelim2 and memchr2 are GPL, while freadptr and freadseek
>> are LGPL (I assume v3+).  Would it be okay to change all four to LGPLv2+?
> I'm okay with memchr2 being LGPLv2+; it does little more than memchr,
> which is a basic libc function.  Since freadptr and freadseek pre-date the
> licensing switch, they should also be okay.  The real question boils down
> to whether getndelim2 is okay as LGPLv2+, or whether it represents enough
> of a GNU extension to keep it GPL.

... and whether reusing its code in getdelim would still allow to make
getdelim LGPLv2+.  Because if it does, the same argument ("it does
little more than...") applies to getndelim2.

I suggest going with my original patch.


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