Re: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 23:36:20 +0400 (MSK DST)


> a bad idea after all. Whining about this causing "bloat and maintainance

Listen, let's close this thread. :-)

The patch sent by Matthias is enough small not to speak about some bloat.

And I see no reasons to refuse this: it evidently improves the things
almost without efforts. No matter that this imporvement is not so useful,
as it would happen if I guessed this way from the very beginning.
So that applications will have to worry about compatibility with older
kernels in any case.

(BTW Matthias, while applying it to my tree, I noticed that
it does not check for SIOGGIFNETMASK. It would be better to do this only
when it is meaningful: I see only SIOGGIFNETMASK and SIOGGIFBROADCAST).

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