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Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:20:41 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: if_nameindex/getifaddrs and dhcpcd issue

On Wed, Apr 09, 2014 at 09:17:14AM +0200, wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 06:41:12PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> > As an aside, whether netlink is essential for a full-function modern
> > linux system is orthogonal to whether libc should be using it. A
> > hypothetical non-linux kernel providing linux syscall abi could
> > provide completely different net config utils.
> (I can not help wondering why you call this hypothetical,
>  routinely using my "linux" binaries on *BSD.
> Oh wait, was it because mentioning demons' names is inappropriate? :)

Does if_nameindex "work" (modulo the issues with it) on BSD linux
emulation now, and would it fail if we switched to netlink or /proc
based? This is not necessarily a show-stopper but it would be nice if
we had a workaround, and it's something where we should have input
from users running musl binaries on BSD.


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