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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/10] af_unix: add multicast and filtering features to AF_UNIX
    From: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
    Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:56:11 +0100

    > We could use AF_INET multicast on a local machine but we need some
    > ordering and control flow requirements that are not guaranteed on UDP
    > multicast over IP. That's why we thought to add a new address family
    > AF_MCAST.

    None of this makes any sense to me.

    Unless you have infinite amounts of memory you have to handle packet
    drops, and the same things that handle packet drops on a protocol
    level can handle out-of-order delivery too.

    Stop reinventing the wheel, use facilities that exist already.

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