Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:58:43 +0200 From: Natanael Copa <ncopa@...inelinux.org> To: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: if_nameindex, etc. [Re: Progress towards 1.1.4] On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:13:42 -0400 Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote: > On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 07:09:56PM +0300, Timo Teras wrote: > > So +300 bytes in text, but in return there is added functionality such > > as returning the link-level info in PF_PACKET dump (including > > statistics). I also expect the code to be a lot faster: > > One thing I forgot to ask: is there any regression in returning > old-style interface "alias" names, i.e. do things like "eth0:1" still > appear in the output of if_nameindex? Maybe this is an opportunity to get rid of the interface "alias"? it was a hack to make it possible to assign multiple addresses on a single NIC. Do we need support that kind of legacy? -nc
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