[PATCH 0/5] RFC: Multicast and filtering features on AF_UNIX

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Sep 25 21:47:29 PDT 2010


On Saturday 25 September 2010, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> Note that BSD socket filters are generic and should work on any kind of
> socket, be it AF_INET, AF_NETLINK or AF_UNIX. Right now, as we speak,
> not needing any kernel patches. They can be used to minimize the amount
> of wakeups as every client could upload its own filters into its socket
> that matches exactly what it is interested in.

Slightly off topic... I never understood how the BPF syntax can be applied to 
SOCK_STREAM sockets though? I realize it is supposed to work with TCP on 
Linux... does anybody know the semantics?

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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