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Date:	Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:23:16 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [patch 0/1][RFC] add a private field to the sock structure

Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:41:14 +0200

> When a socket is created it is sometime useful to store a specific information
> for this socket.
> This information can be for examples: 
> 	* a creation time
> 	* a pid
> 	* a uid/gid
> 	* a container identifier
> 	* a pointer to a more specific structure
> 	* ...
> The following patch is a proposition to add a private anonymous pointer
> field to the common part of the sock structure.

We got rid of the private field a long time ago because not only
is it not needed, it tends to get abused.

Find another way to implement your feature.
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