Re: [PATCH] skb destructor enhancement idea

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 18:12:25 EST

Will writes:
> > Add an ifdef and the knobs you need to the skb struct directly just
> > like netfilter does.
> So I should #ifdef throughout the tcp and socket code wherever skb's 'destructor' is
> called to call mine as well? And multiply that by N driver writers who'd like to do
> the same thing? Sounds messy...

Besides low-level packet frobbing, I can't think of any other

In fact, more appropriate would be to extend netfilter to handle
low-level things as well as med/upper level things.

Then we wouldn't need driver specific things, this is my whole
point. You're designing for yourself and nobody else. When
people want to add things to sk_buff it usually is for a
not so well thought reason.

David S. Miller
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