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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH 1/2] in-kernel sockets API
Brian F. G. Bidulock wrote:
> Stephen,
> On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>>>@@ -2176,3 +2279,13 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(sock_wake_async);
>>> EXPORT_SYMBOL(sockfd_lookup);
>>> EXPORT_SYMBOL(kernel_sendmsg);
>>> EXPORT_SYMBOL(kernel_recvmsg);
>>Don't we want to restrict this to GPL code with EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL?
> There are direct derivatives of the BSD/POSIX system call
> interface. The protocol function pointers within the socket
> structure are not GPL only. Why make this wrappered access to
> them GPL only? It will only encourange the reverse of what they
> were intended to do: be used instead of the protocol function
> pointers within the socket structure, that currently carry no
> such restriction.

This has the makings of a nice stable internal kernel api. Why do we want
to provide this nice stable internal api to proprietary modules?


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