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Re: [PATCH, untested] Support for PPPOE on SMP

To: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, untested] Support for PPPOE on SMP
From: Jamal Hadi <hadi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 12:22:35 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: Michal Ostrowski <mostrows@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, davem@xxxxxxxxxx, paulus@xxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, fcusack@xxxxxxxxx, dfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, carlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, 25 Jun 2003, Stephen Hemminger wrote:

> In the long run, the right answer probably is to push the session management
> out of the daemon and into the kernel.  Today the PPPoE code in the kernel
> is only half-brained, it needs pppd to survive.
>

I would think pppd is the half-brained portion ;->

Placing control protocols in the kernel is plain wrong.

cheers,
jamal

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