Re: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19

Andi Kleen (
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 22:40:02 +0200

On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 09:36:20PM +0200, wrote:
> 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.

That's a polite way to express it.

> So that applications will have to worry about compatibility with older
> kernels in any case.

Just hope then that no ifconfig or other binary has a two on the stack
when calling this.

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