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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: packet: option to only pass skb protocol
From: "Chris Friesen" <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 15:28:22 -0600

> On 01/05/2010 12:57 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>> When sending packets with a packet socket it is often necessary to set
>> protocol in msg_name: otherwise the protocol field in the skb will not
>> be set correctly.
> What about automatically detecting the protocol from the data being sent
> to avoid the necessity of specifying it in the first place?

This limits packet socket usage to only protocols the kernel is aware
of, defeating part of the usefulness of the packet socket facility.

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