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Date:	Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:24:57 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	dwmw2@...radead.org
Cc:	marcel@...tmann.org, andy.grover@...cle.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] RDS: Add AF and PF defines for RDS sockets

From: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 08:06:40 +0100

> On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 21:29 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> > From: Marcel Holtmann <marcel@...tmann.org>
> > Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 06:16:28 +0200
> > 
> > > and where is the protocol? Adding new constants without posting the
> > > implementation normally doesn't fly anymore.
> > 
> > That's correct :)
> 
> That's kind of unfortunate, and leads to the problems we have with
> compatibility for AF_ISDN, where userspace built for the _older_
> versions has a different value.
> 
> Is there really any harm in reserving it up-front?

If you're commiting a userspace to a kernel component
that hasn't been blessed upstream yet, you're already
up the creek without a paddle.
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