Re: allocating netlink families? (was: re: Announce: NetKeeperFirewall For Linux)

From: David S. Miller
Date: Mon Nov 03 2003 - 19:10:43 EST

On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 16:43:20 -0800
Dan Kegel <dkegel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Has there been any discussion of how one should pick
> netlink family numbers for new stuff like netkeeper?
> Sure, everyone could use NETLINK_USERSOCK, but
> that means only one new netlink module could be resident at a time...

When it's determined to be useful and to be added to
the main kernel sources, we'll allocate a number.
Before that time, there is no need to allocate. We'd
run out quickly if everyone with a funny netlink thing they
wanted to do asked for a number.
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