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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] tcp: Export tcp_write_queue_purge()
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From: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:23:50 -0700

> On 7/30/20 2:16 PM, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 2:07 PM Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hmmm.... which module would need this exactly ?
>
> None in tree unfortunately, and I doubt it would be published one day.
> For consistency one could argue that given it used to be accessible, and
> other symbols within net/ipv4/tcp.c are also exported, so this should
> one be. Not going to hold that line of argumentation more than in this
> email, if you object to it, that would be completely fine with me.
>
>>
>> How come it took 3 years to discover this issue ?
>
> We just upgraded our downstream kernel from 4.9 to 5.4 and this is why
> it took so long.

We really can't do this, sorry.

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