Patchwork [06/29] genetlink: export genl_unregister_mc_group()

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Submitter Inaky Perez-Gonzalez
Date Dec. 15, 2008, 12:58 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/14028/
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Delegated to: David Miller
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Inaky Perez-Gonzalez - Dec. 15, 2008, 12:58 p.m.
Add an EXPORT_SYMBOL() to genl_unregister_mc_group(), to allow
unregistering groups on the run. EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() is not used as
the rest of the functions exported by this module (eg:
genl_register_mc_group) are also not _GPL().

Cleanup is currently done when unregistering a family, but there is
no way to unregister a single multicast group due to that function not
being exported. Seems to be a mistake as it is documented as for
external consumption.

This is needed by the WiMAX stack to be able to cleanup unused mc

Signed-off-by: Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <>
Acked-by: Johannes Berg <>
 net/netlink/genetlink.c |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)


diff --git a/net/netlink/genetlink.c b/net/netlink/genetlink.c
index 3e1191c..1d3dd30 100644
--- a/net/netlink/genetlink.c
+++ b/net/netlink/genetlink.c
@@ -225,6 +225,7 @@  void genl_unregister_mc_group(struct genl_family *family,
 	__genl_unregister_mc_group(family, grp);
 static void genl_unregister_mc_groups(struct genl_family *family)