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Re: ipt_physdev.c alignment problems on parisc64

To: Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, Bart De Schuymer <bdschuym@xxxxxxxxxx>, acme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netfilter-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: ipt_physdev.c alignment problems on parisc64
From: Tom Marshall <tommy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 08:15:33 -0700
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On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 04:06:21PM +0200, Harald Welte wrote:
> 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).

Noooo!  Please don't break compatibility for 2.6.  I really don't want to
have separate /sbin/iptables-2.4 and /sbin/iptables-2.6 binaries.

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