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Date:   Thu, 14 May 2020 08:28:20 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <marcelo.leitner@...il.com>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
        Vlad Yasevich <vyasevich@...il.com>,
        Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>,
        Jon Maloy <jmaloy@...hat.com>,
        Ying Xue <ying.xue@...driver.com>, drbd-dev@...ts.linbit.com,
        linux-block@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org, linux-nvme@...ts.infradead.org,
        target-devel@...r.kernel.org, linux-afs@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-cifs@...r.kernel.org, cluster-devel@...hat.com,
        ocfs2-devel@....oracle.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-sctp@...r.kernel.org, ceph-devel@...r.kernel.org,
        rds-devel@....oracle.com, linux-nfs@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 27/33] sctp: export sctp_setsockopt_bindx

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.

True.  Not that the intent is to kill kernel space callers of setsockopt,
as I plan to remove the set_fs address space override used for it.  So
if always pulling in sctp is not an option for the DLM maintainers we'd
have to do tricks using symbol_get() or similar.

The same would also apply for ipv6, although I'm not sure how common
modular ipv6 is in practice.

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