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Don't use netlink

Don't use netlink

Posted Oct 21, 2010 18:28 UTC (Thu) by daniel (guest, #3181)
Parent article: A netlink-based user-space crypto API

Netlink is the wrong way to do anything. It is a kernel interface designed in the image of a network. However the kernel is not a network node. The kernel supports a nice simple and generic model of file methods, from which any desired stream interface to the kernel may be derived in a straightforward efficient way that does not bring along the addressing baggage of netlink. Please just don't spam the kernel with new uses of netlink. Ever.


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