Re: Netlink connector

From: Harald Welte
Date: Tue Jul 26 2005 - 03:52:33 EST

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 02:02:10AM -0400, James Morris wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jul 2005, David S. Miller wrote:
> >From: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 13:14:55 +0400
> >>Andrew has no objection against connector and it lives in -mm
> >A patch sitting in -mm has zero significance.
> The significance I think is that Andrew is trying to gently encourage some
> further progress in the area.

Patrick McHardy is currently working on some ideas on how to extend

The fundamental problem that the connector is trying to solve:

1) provide more 'groups' (to transport more different kinds of events)
2) provide an abstract API for other kernel code, so it doesn't have to
know anything about skb's or networking.

IMHO issue number '1' should (and can) be adressed within netlink. Wait
for Patrick's work on this to show up on netdev. We can then think
whether the connctor API (or something similar) can be put on top of it.

- Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early
architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going
on while IP was being designed." -- Paul Vixie

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