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    SubjectRe: [Fwd: Re: connector is missing in 2.6.12-rc2-mm1]
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    On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 10:12 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
    > On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 12:13 +0400, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
    > > The main idea was to simplify userspace control and notification
    > > system - so people did not waste it's time learning how skb's are
    > > allocated
    > > and processed, how socket layer is designed and what all those
    > > netlink_* and NLMSG* mean if they do not need it.
    >
    > Isn't connector built on top of netlink? If so, is there any reason for
    > it to be a new subsystem rather than an extension the the netlink API?

    Connector is not netlink API extension in any way.
    It uses netlink as transport layer, one can change
    cn_netlink_send()/cn_input()
    into something like bidirectional ioctl and use it.

    Only one cn_netlink_send() function can be "described" as API
    extension,
    although even it is not entirely true.

    Better design explanation can be found in lkml/netdev archives.

    > Ian.
    --
    Evgeniy Polyakov

    Crash is better than data corruption -- Arthur Grabowski
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