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Re: ipt_physdev.c alignment problems on parisc64

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ipt_physdev.c alignment problems on parisc64
From: Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 16:06:21 +0200
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On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 03:59:03PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:

> I have to reject the fix for this problem again.
> 
> You can't change the struct exported to userspace in any way
> without breaking the tools.  I tried to explain this in the
> first revision of your change.

But ipt_physdev is a 2.6ism, thus we can still introduce any
incompatibility... For me it's enough to be compatible within 2.4 or
within 2.6.x (once 2.6.0 is out).

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- Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>             http://www.netfilter.org/
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