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Re: [PATCH] remove unused netlink NL_EMULATE_DEV code

To: Max Krasnyansky <maxk@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] remove unused netlink NL_EMULATE_DEV code
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 19:22:35 -0800
Cc: hadi@xxxxxxxxxx, chrisw@xxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:26:11 -0800
Max Krasnyansky <maxk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> jamal wrote:
> > 1
> > On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 20:02, Chris Wright wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>I'd prefer that too.  What about the netlink_dev implementation itself?
> >>Should it be marked obsolete?
> >>
> > 
> > It should die - pieces of it have already been slowly disapearing.
> 
> Totally agree. Even for Ethertap it was easy to use Netlink sockets directly.

I've applied Chris's original patch, then killed ethertap and
netlink_dev from my tree.

It's very telling that CONFIG_ETHERTAP was still marked EXPERIMENTAL
:-)

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