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Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] Documentation: prctl/seccomp_filter



On Thu, 2012-01-12 at 11:23 -0600, Will Drewry wrote:

> > Please tell some of us what "BPF" means.  wikipedia lists 15 possible
> > choices, but I don't know which one to choose.
> 
> I'll make it clearer in the documentation file and update the patch description.
> 
> BPF == Berkeley Packet Filters which are implemented in Linux Socket
> Filters (LSF)>
> 

I admit, I was totally clueless in what it meant too ;)

Even the LWN article didn't explain (shame on you Jon).

"he has repurposed the networking layer's packet filtering mechanism
(BPF)"

I didn't know what did the "B" stood for.

-- Steve


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