[Bridge] Re: [PATCH/RFC] Reduce call chain length in netfilter

Rusty Russell rusty at rustcorp.com.au
Thu Jan 27 17:32:25 PST 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 17:10 -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:29:29 +1100
> Rusty Russell <rusty at rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
> > No, let's just fix them all.
> In tree, yes.  But leaving the NF_HOOK()/NF_HOOK_THRESH() compat
> macros in there for out-of-tree modules I feel is mandatory, it's
> a major API change.

I'm not so sure.  The hook functions which are registered, sure (ie.
keep the calling convention the same).  But do any external modules use
NF_HOOK()?  That implies they're writing their own network stack for
some protocol, which I would expect to be uncommon.

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