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Re: Move fib_alias out of fib_hash.c

To: Steven Blake <slblake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Move fib_alias out of fib_hash.c
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 14:27:50 -0700
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On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 17:20:43 -0400
Steven Blake <slblake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > It can also
> > be the case that the longest matching prefix entry has no matching
> > TOS key, whereas a shorter prefix does.
> 
> No routing protocols are distributing TOS-specific routes, and there is
> no prospect of that feature ever coming back.  Why pay the cost of
> matching TOS on every packet forwarded?

Because once we add functionality to the kernel we can't simply
rip it out.  People do use TOS routing, via static routes or
similar.

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