DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-06
Re: tcpcb (was Re: sockbuf (was Re: BGL-free net stack))
On Monday 09 June 2008, Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
> On Sunday 08 June 2008, Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
> > Oh and if you just want to review the changes you can get the patch from
> > http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~aggelos/A1-sockbuf.patch
> > This won't apply to current HEAD of course.
> And the reason for that can be found at
> One issue I forgot to mention is that I haven't updated some obscure protocols
> to the new interface. Do we care about ncp/ipx and friends? I very much doubt
> anyone is using them on DragonFly, so there's a good chance they're broken in
> HEAD too. Also, I don't know how they're supposed to work or how to set them
> up and test them. In any case, I think it would be a waste of time. At this
> point they are mostly a maintainance burden. Is there any objection to
> removing them?
No objection then. Should we do this before or after the release?
> SCTP is another protocol I've broken, but this is different because SCTP may
> become relevant. Does anyone use SCTP on DragonFly now? Updating it may not
> be exactly trivial; it seems to be very intimate with the sockbuf internals.
> If anyone wants to give it a try, please step forward! I think my time would
> be better spent elsewere (it's not as if I can easily test SCTP anyway).
So I guess SCTP can be declared an orphan that nobody wants to adopt. Life is
hard for code that nobody cares about...