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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sockreg2.4.5-05 inet[6]_create() register/unregister table
"David S. Miller" wrote:
>
> La Monte H.P. Yarroll writes:
> > Matt D. Robinson writes:
> > > Is there any way to add in the capability to _replace_ TCP with
> > > your own, so you can use your own layer?
>
> ABSOLUTELY NOT!
>
> And I will never in my lifetime allow such a facility to be added to
> the Linux kernel.
>
> This allows people to make proprietary implementations of TCP under
> Linux. And we don't want this just as we don't want to add a way to
> allow someone to do a proprietary Linux VM.

Then again, maybe someone has a reason to use a different
TCP stack, ie to support something like a high-availiblity stack
between two different machines...

Why would you be scared of a proprietary TCP stack? If Open Source
is so much better (and I believe it is), then there would be nothing
to lose. And if the new stack helped a small subset of people who would
otherwise have an even sorrier life implementing it on some other
platform, then that is better, right?


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