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SubjectRe: feature request - why not make netif_rx() a pointer?
On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 14:01, Slavcho Nikolov wrote:
> Non GPL modules that want to attach themselves between all L2 drivers and
> upper layers would not have to incur a performance loss if netif_rx() is
> made a

What you are suggesting can only result in illegal binary-only

If you override netif_rx(), you are by definition implementing a derived
work of the kernel reimplementing core functionality, thus your binary
only driver is not abiding by the GPL and you are on very shaky legal

It isn't exported for a reason, there is legitimate use of it from

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