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    SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] New module refcounting for net_proto_family
    At 11:04 PM 2/18/2003, David S. Miller wrote:
    > From: Rusty Russell <>
    > Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:54:21 +1100
    > Firstly, the owner field should probably be in struct proto_ops not
    > struct socket, where the function pointers are.
    >I think this is one of Alexey's main problems with the patch.
    This is a bit more informative than "oh it's an ugly hack" ;-)

    Ok. I got at least three reasons why I think owner field should be in struct
    - struct proto_ops doesn't exists without struct socket.
    It cannot be registered or otherwise used on it's own.
    - struct sock might inherit (when needed see my explanation about different families)
    its owner from struct socket. In which case sk_set_owner(sk, socket->ops->owner) doesn't
    look right.
    - we might want to protect something else besides socket->ops.

    None of those reasons are critical. If you guys still feel that ->owner must be in struct
    proto_ops be that way, I'm ok with it.

    Any other comments ?
    Alexey, this is the time for you to speak up ;-). Please please. So far I got zero feedback
    from you. And you are the one who somehow made DaveM radically change his mind :).


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