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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sockreg2.4.5-05 inet[6]_create() register/unregister table
Alexander Viro writes:
> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, David S. Miller wrote:
> > 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.
> Erm... What stops those who want to do such implementations
> from using AF_PACKET and handling the whole thing in userland?

Just that their performance will suck. People are far less likely to
adopt a product (with an "embrace and extend" side effect) if said
product sucks performance.

Besides, it's better if people send patches to speed up our stack,
rather than having a proprietary product. Patches benefit all
mankind. Products benefit the vendor.


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