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Re: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
From: Michael Richardson <mcr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 17:41:28 -0400
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>>>>> "David" == David Weinehall <tao@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
    David> Are you saying that Linux should implement compability with _new_
    David> features in FreeBSD 4.x, while at the same time frowning at the fact
    David> that Linux introduces a new API?! The mind boggles at the thought.

  I think that this ioctl is in all 4.4 derived systems, including Solaris.

    David> because there are probably more Linux-machines running the software 
than
    David> any BSD-machines, thus the netlink-code will get _more_ testing than
    David> the legacy API.

  Put a proper userspace API around netlink that abstracts the operations,
write man pages so that we (application developers) know how to use it, and
then *BSD can implement it to the ioctl interface and everyone will be happy.

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