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Date:	Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:08:30 -0400
From:	Brian Haley <>
To:	Julius Volz <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 08/24] IPVS: Make protocol handler functions support

Julius Volz wrote:
> I guessed from the name and other uses that __constant_htons() is just
> a version of htons() optimized for values that are constant at compile
> time. Is this right? But htons() is fine too in any case.

I think the __constant one is for initializations.  All I know is that 
someone (Stephen Hemminger?) always points this out in other patchsets, 
so I beat him to it.

>> So why can't you just create one ip_vs_debug_packet_v6() instead of these ah
>> and esp ones which are identical?
> If you look at the original files, the whole ip_vs_proto_ah.c and
> ip_vs_proto_esp.c are 100% identical except for the protocol names /
> constants :-/ So I stuck with this pattern for now. Maybe it would
> make sense to join those two files in a change separate from the v6
> functionality? There's already a lot of duplication in the existing
> IPVS that could be removed...

I didn't look too closely, there's a lot of patches! :)  Doing it in a 
separate patch is probably a good idea though.

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