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

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Thu Jan 27 17:35:42 PST 2005


Rusty Russell wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 17:10 -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
>
>>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.
>
Freeswan comes to mind. But I guess one more #ifdef can't hurt :)

Regards
Patrick




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