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Re: usagi ipv6 and linux source

To: Jens-Ulrik Petersen <juhp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, usagi-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: usagi ipv6 and linux source
From: Peter Bieringer <pb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 09:03:56 +0100
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In-reply-to: <m3r90t99vh.fsf@tolnx04.europe.nokia.com>
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At 06:55 20.02.2001, Jens-Ulrik Petersen wrote:
...

So I write to ask if it isn't possible to have the most essential
fixes from the Usagi patches merged into the main kernel source as
soon as possible, rather than making most of Linux community using the
mainstream kernel wait a year or whatever before a more complete merge
hopefully takes place.

I would also wish that (and I'm shure, there are "few" others around).

Some additional reasons:

RedHat's 7.1 beta (fisher) and Linux-Mandrake 8.0 beta (cooker) enables IPv6 in their kernel packages, initscripts and part of applications. But they do not use (sure for RedHat, probably for Mandrake) the USAGI patch for kernel building. Therefore in the next times many not really full compatible IPv6 enabled distributions are rolled out in mass.

Every user who wants to be full IPv6 compatible have to apply patches to kernel source and recompile the kernel. Ok, the IPv6 users did this since some years now, but now we should try to go one step further and skip the "recompile kernel step", because it's possible now.

And please merge it into both major releases: 2.2.x and 2.4.x

TIA,
        Peter


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