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authorJohannes Berg <>2016-10-24 14:40:02 +0200
committerDavid S. Miller <>2016-10-27 16:16:09 -0400
commita07ea4d9941af5a0c6f0be2a71b51ac9c083c5e5 (patch)
tree52d22e6ed0079bb5a78d610c2ee33a783f070553 /net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c
parentc90c39dab3e02ce45427a214746711f33ad13be6 (diff)
genetlink: no longer support using static family IDs
Static family IDs have never really been used, the only use case was the workaround I introduced for those users that assumed their family ID was also their multicast group ID. Additionally, because static family IDs would never be reserved by the generic netlink code, using a relatively low ID would only work for built-in families that can be registered immediately after generic netlink is started, which is basically only the control family (apart from the workaround code, which I also had to add code for so it would reserve those IDs) Thus, anything other than GENL_ID_GENERATE is flawed and luckily not used except in the cases I mentioned. Move those workarounds into a few lines of code, and then get rid of GENL_ID_GENERATE entirely, making it more robust. Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c b/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c
index 4528cff9138b..c2ea8d1f653a 100644
--- a/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c
+++ b/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c
@@ -124,7 +124,6 @@ static u8 netlabel_unlabel_acceptflg;
/* NetLabel Generic NETLINK unlabeled family */
static struct genl_family netlbl_unlabel_gnl_family = {
.hdrsize = 0,