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Re: [PATCH] IPv6: Functions Clean-up

To: Andras Kis-Szabo <kisza@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] IPv6: Functions Clean-up
From: Pekka Savola <pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 14:08:49 +0200 (EET)
Cc: YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明 <yoshfuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Netdev <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Netfilter Devel <netfilter-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, <kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <usagi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sun, 3 Nov 2002, Andras Kis-Szabo wrote:
> >  - export route6_me_harder() as ip6_route_harder() and
> >    use it from net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_queue.c.
> Opsz!
> At the extension parser code we got that decision that we should use
> our own parser in the Netfilter code! (And we should not to trust in the
> kernel.)
> This patch removes one function from the Netfilter code and forces the
> Netfilter to use a similar function from the kernel's one!

And why is that a problem?

If there is a problem in main kernel code, it should fixed.  If the 
netfilter version is better, the main kernel code should be changed.

Are there specific reasons to keep them separate?

-- 
Pekka Savola                 "Tell me of difficulties surmounted,
Netcore Oy                   not those you stumble over and fall"
Systems. Networks. Security.  -- Robert Jordan: A Crown of Swords


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