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Re: Fw: 2.6.12-rc4-mm[12] - ULOG problem

To: James Morris <jmorris@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Fw: 2.6.12-rc4-mm[12] - ULOG problem
From: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 09:53:34 -0700
Cc: johnpol@xxxxxxxxxxx, herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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James Morris <jmorris@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 19 May 2005, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 
> > We should remove the feature.  If there is demonstrated need for multiple
> > instances then it should be done by more conventional means - syscall,
> > allocation of a device major then use the minor as a selector or whatever.
> 
> I'd suggest removing the connector code completely.
> 

How come?  It seems sensible to have library code which consoldates the
common netlink setup and teardown stuff and which offers a higher-level
messaging API, although connector may be a bit overdesigned for that.  The
fork connector guys seemed to find it useful?



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