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Re: [patch 4/10] s390: network driver.

To: Hasso Tepper <hasso@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [patch 4/10] s390: network driver.
From: Tommy Christensen <tommy.christensen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 23:04:48 +0100
Cc: hadi@xxxxxxxxxx, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, Thomas Spatzier <thomas.spatzier@xxxxxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, Paul Jakma <paul@xxxxxxxx>
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Hasso Tepper wrote:
All this work is done to avoid sending stale packets to the network? Ie. there will be no change regarding socket blocking issue? Detecting carrier on/off and/or socket per interface is must be for us in user space to avoid socket blocking? I'm just trying to have full picture so I can put my priorities in place for next release.

A proper solution would take care of both these issues: "stale packets"
and "socket blocking". They are pretty much related.

Using a socket for each interface *ought* not be needed.
Carrier detection sounds like a good thing in its own right.

Hope this helps,
Tommy

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