[PATCH] Introducing the Change API

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Fri Dec 17 18:26:43 CET 2004

Harald Welte wrote:

>On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 06:28:55AM +0100, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>>I would like to give it some cleanup first. Since it doesn't need to
>>deal with ipchains compatibility there is a lot possible cleanup.
>>I will probably do this in the next couple of weeks.
>What kind of cleanup are you planning?  the provisions in conntrack are
>not that big for the compat stuff... it's more the provisions in nat
>(which we don't have yet for nf_conntrack).
Hmm I haven't looked into it very deeply yet, but I would like to kill
the nf_conntrack_standalone file and remove unneeded EXPORT_SYMBOLs.
I would also like to make naming more consistent and get rid of these
horrible long function names (nf_conntrack_do_something) by using the
nf_ct_ prefix everywhere.

>I'm willing to put some effort into this.  The question is:  Do we
>really need this cleanup before the merge, or can we do it afterwards?
>I mean, it seems to be stable - and it's not any more unclean than the
>current ip_conntrack code.  And we'll mark it as EXPERIMENTAL first
>anyway, so we have more freedom to play with it ;)
Yes, but it's just less overhead doing this in your own tree than
submitting patches for all cleanups.


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