Subject: Re: dumping options TCP_COMPAT_42
To: Perry E.Metzger <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/15/2006 04:16:03
On Nov 15, 2006, at 4:12 AM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> Rui Paulo <> writes:
>> On Nov 14, 2006, at 2:32 PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>>> BTW, since this need is pretty rare, would you object to having the
>>> option removed from GENERIC but the infrastructure left in place? It
>>> would reduce clutter a bit. The #define isn't really needed given  
>>> that
>>> there is a sysctl.
>> The issue in the first place, I think, was that the compiler can
>> optimize the code path if we have the define.
>> That said, I don't know how much does that actually buy us.
> The option in the kernel config only sets the default value of the
> sysctl variable -- it does not impact the code per se.

Oh, you're right. My mistake.

Rui Paulo