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Date:   Sat, 23 May 2020 09:23:16 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <marcelo.leitner@...il.com>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        linux-nvme@...ts.infradead.org, linux-sctp@...r.kernel.org,
        target-devel@...r.kernel.org, linux-afs@...ts.infradead.org,
        drbd-dev@...ts.linbit.com, linux-cifs@...r.kernel.org,
        rds-devel@....oracle.com, linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org,
        cluster-devel@...hat.com, Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
        ceph-devel@...r.kernel.org, linux-nfs@...r.kernel.org,
        Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, Vlad Yasevich <vyasevich@...il.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Jon Maloy <jmaloy@...hat.com>,
        Ying Xue <ying.xue@...driver.com>, ocfs2-devel@....oracle.com
Subject: Re: remove kernel_setsockopt and kernel_getsockopt v2

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 09:54:36PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> 
> this series removes the kernel_setsockopt and kernel_getsockopt
> functions, and instead switches their users to small functions that
> implement setting (or in one case getting) a sockopt directly using
> a normal kernel function call with type safety and all the other
> benefits of not having a function call.
> 
> In some cases these functions seem pretty heavy handed as they do
> a lock_sock even for just setting a single variable, but this mirrors
> the real setsockopt implementation unlike a few drivers that just set
> set the fields directly.

Hi Dave and other maintainers,

can you take a look at and potentially merge patches 1-30 while we
discuss the sctp refactoring?  It would get a nice headstart by removing
kernel_getsockopt and most kernel_setsockopt users, and for the next
follow on I wouldn't need to spam lots of lists with 30+ patches again.

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