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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:01:47 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2] properly handle point-to-point interfaces in

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 09:43:10PM +0100, Jo-Philipp Wich wrote:
> With point-to-point interfaces, the IFA_ADDRESS netlink attribute contains
> the peer address while an extra attribute IFA_LOCAL carries the actual local
> interface address.
> Both the glibc and uclibc implementations of getifaddrs() handle this case
> by moving the ifa_addr contents to the broadcast/remote address union and
> overwriting ifa_addr upon receipt of an IFA_LOCAL attribute.
> This patch adds the same special treatment logic of IFA_LOCAL to musl's
> implementation of getifaddrs() in order to align its behaviour with that
> of uclibc and musl.
                ^^^^ glibc

Committed, fixing this and line folding in the commit message;
otherwise, unchanged. Thanks!


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