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Date:	Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:21:14 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] sctp: SCTP_SOCKOPT_PEELOFF return socket pointer
 for kernel users

From: Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <>
Date: Thu,  9 Jul 2015 11:15:19 -0300

> SCTP has this operation to peel off associations from a given socket and
> create a new socket using this association. We currently have two ways
> to use this operation:
> - via getsockopt(), on which it will also create and return a file
>   descriptor for this new socket
> - via sctp_do_peeloff(), which is for kernel only
> The caveat with using sctp_do_peeloff() directly is that it creates a
> dependency to SCTP module, while all other operations are handled via
> kernel_{socket,sendmsg,getsockopt...}() interface. This causes the
> kernel to load SCTP module even when it's not directly used
> This patch then updates SCTP_SOCKOPT_PEELOFF so that for kernel users of
> this protocol it will not allocate a file descriptor but instead just
> return the socket pointer directly.
> If called by an user application it will work as before.
> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <>

I do not like this at all.

Socket option implementations should not change their behavior or what
datastructures they consume or return just because the socket happens
to be a kernel socket.

I'm not applying this series, sorry.

Also, your patch series lacked an intial "PATCH 0/N" posting, so you
could at least spend the time to discuss this patch series at a high
level and explain your overall motivations.
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