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

To: matthias.andree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Matthias Andree)
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
From: kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 19:22:57 +0400 (MSK DST)
Cc: matthias.andree@xxxxxx, alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, wietse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20010910221448.E30149@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> from "Matthias Andree" at Sep 10, 1 10:14:48 pm
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Hello!

> Let's keep this as simple as possible.

A. No way to do the trick with SIOCSIF*.

B. The things does not become simpler when code does something random.
   The things become simpler when code checks something explicitly,
   otherwise you have to add comment: "Well, here we do this against
   plain logic, but this does not matter because of this, this and this."

Alexey

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