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Date:   Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:24:48 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:, Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Al Viro <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>, Christoph Hellwig <>,
        David Ahern <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Marco Elver <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v6 4/6] net: socket: remove register_gifconf

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 04:29:01PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <>
> Since dynamic registration of the gifconf() helper is only used for
> IPv4, and this can not be in a loadable module, this can be simplified
> noticeably by turning it into a direct function call as a preparation
> for cleaning up the compat handling.

I'd maybe mention that ipv4 must be built-in as that is the bit
required for all the above to make sense.

Otherwise looks good:

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <>

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