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SubjectRe: [Fwd: Re: connector is missing in 2.6.12-rc2-mm1]
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
into something like bidirectional ioctl and use it.

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

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

> Ian.
Evgeniy Polyakov

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