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