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authorGreg Kroah-Hartman <>2018-10-22 21:01:58 +0200
committerJozsef Kadlecsik <>2018-10-22 21:01:58 +0200
commit18f0b2c43994f4a626b449a4d771c7002f4e42e2 (patch)
tree239fa3bc0fbed57057170bdf3a229d5ee4967996 /kernel/include/uapi
parent01b198d0a734ebadcd8d3cfcb2201e79bef448bd (diff)
License cleanup: add SPDX license identifier to uapi header files with no license
Many user space API headers are missing licensing information, which makes it hard for compliance tools to determine the correct license. By default are files without license information under the default license of the kernel, which is GPLV2. Marking them GPLV2 would exclude them from being included in non GPLV2 code, which is obviously not intended. The user space API headers fall under the syscall exception which is in the kernels COPYING file: NOTE! This copyright does *not* cover user programs that use kernel services by normal system calls - this is merely considered normal use of the kernel, and does *not* fall under the heading of "derived work". otherwise syscall usage would not be possible. Update the files which contain no license information with an SPDX license identifier. The chosen identifier is 'GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note' which is the officially assigned identifier for the Linux syscall exception. SPDX license identifiers are a legally binding shorthand, which can be used instead of the full boiler plate text. This patch is based on work done by Thomas Gleixner and Kate Stewart and Philippe Ombredanne. See the previous patch in this series for the methodology of how this patch was researched. Reviewed-by: Kate Stewart <> Reviewed-by: Philippe Ombredanne <> Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Signed-off-by: Jozsef Kadlecsik <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/include/uapi')
4 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_bitmap.h b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_bitmap.h
index fd5024d..c6b146d 100644
--- a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_bitmap.h
+++ b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_bitmap.h
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note */
diff --git a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_hash.h b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_hash.h
index 82deeb8..880749a 100644
--- a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_hash.h
+++ b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_hash.h
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note */
#ifndef _UAPI__IP_SET_HASH_H
#define _UAPI__IP_SET_HASH_H
diff --git a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_list.h b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_list.h
index 84d4303..e6d7feb 100644
--- a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_list.h
+++ b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_list.h
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note */
#ifndef _UAPI__IP_SET_LIST_H
#define _UAPI__IP_SET_LIST_H
diff --git a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/xt_set.h b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/xt_set.h
index d4e0234..8c1ca66 100644
--- a/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/xt_set.h
+++ b/kernel/include/uapi/linux/netfilter/xt_set.h
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note */
#ifndef _XT_SET_H
#define _XT_SET_H