On Fri, 7 May 2004, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 11:06:04AM -0400, James Morris wrote:
> > This patch adds a function sock_create_lite(), deprecating kernel-wide use
> > of sock_alloc(), which has been made static to net/socket.c.
> We're in the stable series and removing exported APIs there shoudn't happen.
> Given that sock_alloc() is actually okay for every normal use I don't think
> there's enough reason to remove it from the API.
> > +int sock_create_lite(int family, int type, int protocol, struct socket
> > **res)
> Should probably be called __sock_create according to linux naming rules.
> Also I guess you should actually call it from sock_create instead of
> duplicating the code.
sock_create() is really very different to sock_alloc(), and the only real
duplication is calling the LSM hooks. The version I sent seems to be the
(note that __sock_create() is already created in the previous patch).