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Date:   Thu, 14 May 2020 09:24:03 -0500
From:   David Teigland <>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc:     Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <>,
        Christine Caulfield <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <>,
        Vlad Yasevich <>,
        Neil Horman <>,
        Jon Maloy <>,
        Ying Xue <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: is it ok to always pull in sctp for dlm, was: Re: [PATCH 27/33]
 sctp: export sctp_setsockopt_bindx

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 12:40:40PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 03:00:58PM -0300, Marcelo Ricardo Leitner wrote:
> > On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 08:26:42AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > And call it directly from dlm instead of going through kernel_setsockopt.
> > 
> > The advantage on using kernel_setsockopt here is that sctp module will
> > only be loaded if dlm actually creates a SCTP socket.  With this
> > change, sctp will be loaded on setups that may not be actually using
> > it. It's a quite big module and might expose the system.
> > 
> > I'm okay with the SCTP changes, but I'll defer to DLM folks to whether
> > that's too bad or what for DLM.
> So for ipv6 I could just move the helpers inline as they were trivial
> and avoid that issue.  But some of the sctp stuff really is way too
> big for that, so the only other option would be to use symbol_get.

Let's try symbol_get, having the sctp module always loaded caused problems
last time it happened (almost nobody uses dlm with it.)

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