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Date:	Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:27:37 +0200
From:	Octavian Purdila <>
To:	Cong Wang <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Linux Kernel Network Developers <>,
	Linux Kernel Developers <>,
	Neil Horman <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>
Subject: Re: [net-next PATCH v5 3/3] net: reserve ports for applications using fixed port numbers

On Saturday 20 February 2010 10:20:53 you wrote:

> > +unsigned long *sysctl_local_reserved_ports;
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(sysctl_local_reserved_ports);
> > +
> Sorry, this looks somewhat weird, why not just export
> inet_is_reserved_local_port()?

My understanding is that if we do that than we won't be able to inline 
inet_is_reserved_local_port().  And as David said previously that will have a 
significant impact on performance.
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