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Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:17:14 +0200
Subject: Re: if_nameindex/getifaddrs and dhcpcd issue

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? :)

Sure, it is valuable that the "general" and "kernel internals specific"
functionality is separated, please keep it this way where possible.


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