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Re: Patch: accept filters for NetBSD
On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 01:16:53PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> >> [...accept filters...]
> > You may very well want to make some connections go away without ever
> > bothering userspace. That almost always requires looking at the
> > data. [...] you have to peek into [the data]
> As described upthread, feels kinda gross - it feels like the sort of
> kludge I'd expect to find in Linux, not a BSD. Data-present is not a
> particularly useful test (connection floods just need to include a byte
> of data), and moving part of HTTP into the kernel strikes me as
> something that we might want to support via a general mechanism but not
> via special-case code.
This is a general mechanism -- though the filters themselves are
specific to each application layer protocol, and are small (an "ssl"
filter that just looks for a complete minimum-length SSL record is
about the same size as the "dataready" filter).
>From my point of view the dataready filter is nothing more than an
example. Other people seem to find it useful for more than that,
but I would tend to agree with you about its utility in real use.
What this is not, though, is a general purpose parsing _language_
implementation -- because it needs to be fast.
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