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Date:	Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:43:08 -0700
From:	Alexei Starovoitov <>
To:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>
Cc:	Daniel Borkmann <>,
	Hannes Frederic Sowa <>,,,,,,
	Alexei Starovoitov <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 3/4] bpf: add support for persistent maps/progs

On 10/16/15 4:44 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Alexei Starovoitov <> writes:
>> We can argue about api for 2nd, whether it's mount with fd=1234 string
>> or else, but for the first mount style doesn't make sense.
> Why does mount not make sense?  It is exactly what you are looking for
> so why does it not make sense?

hmm, how do you get a new fd back after mounting it?
Note, open cannot be overloaded, so we end up with BPF_NEW_FD anyway,
but now it's more convoluted and empty mounts are everywhere.

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