On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 08:30:12PM +0100, A.N.Kuznetsov wrote:
> What's about VLANs, they can be handled as separate virtual devices
> provided you have _couple_ of them. It the number is higher, they must
> be clustered as single nbma interface via framing (i.e neighbour) level
> or via tags in routing tables. The same thing is with MPLs.
> That's why I strongly dislike the idea to create zillions of net_devices
> and consider that approach to VLANs as stupid one. And this is reason
> why hashing device list (being great in principle) is not considered
> to be some really required feature.
Is there any evidence that people really want to use hundreds of VLANs on a
single box in practice?
If not (which looks likely) just using net_devices is fine I guess and
keep it as simple as possible.
This is like TV. I don't like TV.