>>>>> "David" == David Weinehall <tao@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
David> Are you saying that Linux should implement compability with _new_
David> features in FreeBSD 4.x, while at the same time frowning at the fact
David> that Linux introduces a new API?! The mind boggles at the thought.
I think that this ioctl is in all 4.4 derived systems, including Solaris.
David> because there are probably more Linux-machines running the software
David> any BSD-machines, thus the netlink-code will get _more_ testing than
David> the legacy API.
Put a proper userspace API around netlink that abstracts the operations,
write man pages so that we (application developers) know how to use it, and
then *BSD can implement it to the ioctl interface and everyone will be happy.
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