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[Xen-devel] Xen & OpenMosix

So, I'm attempting to merge together the Xen Linux kernel and the openMOSIX 
Linux kernel into a single 2.6.18 kernel that I can run for PV guests and also 
use for openMOSIX.  (Yes, I know openMOSIX development has been discontinued, 
and I'm still trying to do it :-).  I'm running into a couple of issues, and 
one of them involves a change made to the do_signal function in the Xen code.  
The openMOSIX code uses the do_signal function in its code; however, in the Xen 
code, the do_signal function for the x86_64 architecture was changed to static 
void (from int) in the arch/x86_64/kernel/signal.c file (changeset 375 in the 
linux-2.6.18-xen.hg repository).  This is causing some errors trying to compile 
the openMOSIX code, as it cannot find a do_signal function.

So, I'm wondering a couple of things:
- Is there a reason why do_signal is marked static, and so cannot be shared 
with other source files?
- What are the ramifications of removing static from that function definition 
in order to make it usable in the openMOSIX code?  I'm assuming there was a 
good reason for making it static, and I'd like to verify that removing it as 
part of applying the OM code isn't going to cause problems.


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