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Date:	Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:29:59 +0000
From:	Alan Cox <>
To:	David Howells <>
Cc:	Kyle Moffett <>,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] [RFC] AF_RXRPC socket family implementation [try

> > Other RPC types use normal socket types.
> They do?  Examples please.  I didn't think Linux, at least, has any other RPC
> socket families, though I could be wrong as I haven't made a thorough study of
> them.

SunRPC is implemented in user space and uses the existing TCP/IP layer
and socket types, even though it is using them in an RPC manner and
viewed at the RPC layer they are RPCs

>      I have made my client sockets use connect(), but that's just a convenience
>      and I need to make it possible to avoid doing that to make it useful to
>      the kernel.  It's similar to SOCK_DGRAM sockets in this respect.

So use SOCK_DGRAM, its clearly near enough.
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