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    SubjectRe: feature request - why not make netif_rx() a pointer?
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    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
    modules.

    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
    ground.

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

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