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Date:	Fri, 06 Nov 2009 09:55:52 +0100
From:	Johannes Berg <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] netlink: add socket destruction notification

On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 21:08 -0800, David Miller wrote:

> > When we want to keep track of resources associated with applications, we
> > need to know when an app is going away. Add a notification function to
> > netlink that tells us that, and also hook it up to generic netlink so
> > generic netlink can notify the families. Due to the way generic netlink
> > works though, we need to notify all families and they have to sort out
> > whatever resources some commands associated with the socket themselves.

> No fundamental objections.


> However, as a followup, netlink_kernel_create() is becomming
> function_that_takes_too_many_arguments().
> At this point it's better to just pass two arguments, the network
> namespace pointer, and a pointer to a "const struct netlink_kern_info"
> that holds the rest of the parameters.
> Could you make that change too?

Yeah, I agree -- will change.


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