Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:07:47 +0100 From: Justin Cormack <justin@...cialbusservice.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: if_nameindex/getifaddrs and dhcpcd issue On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 10:11 AM, Natanael Copa <ncopa@...inelinux.org> wrote: > (snip) I am not sure that it is appropriate that a netlink implementation, which is the only way to do the enumeration correctly in the potential absense of /proc, should go into Musl. I would be more inclined to implement a new library to do netlink stuff that provides compatible interfaces (you could use libnetlink too). The glibc implementation is 723 lines of code, and it is probably hard to make the implementation a lot smaller, but you could make a full netlink library in not much more as it is complicated but uniform (I wrote a partly complete one in 1000 lines of Lua). However I can see no reason why dhcp on a specified interface needs to enumerate interfaces at all, and it only needs to read ipv4 addresses, unless it is implementing dhcp6 too, maybe it does now. Again dhcp6 needs netlink, the Musl ipv6 parts for getifaddrs already use /proc which is definitely unreliable for early boot config in a distro in my view. Justin
Powered by blists - more mailing lists
Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.