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Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 03:05:32 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: VLANs in Owl way?

Piotr, Simon -

On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 09:18:08AM +0100, Piotr Meyer wrote:
> I think about adding vlan (8021q) support to Owl's network scripts.

I'd appreciate you proposing a patch.

Please note that we're also planning to rework the networking startup
scripts, and to add IPv6 support.

Simon did some work on this, but never contributed any code.  Simon -
are you still around?  Can you please share your work-in-progress such
that we take a look and possibly have another person start from there?

Piotr - for something relatively minor like this, I am OK with us
committing a patch against our current scripts first.

> Are following compatible with Owl way? This is standard approach
> in others distros but I don't know what Owl say about modules loaded
> automagically by scripts? In typical Owl kernel 8021q this module
> is compiled-in and, with non-standard kernel, module can be explicitly 
> added to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules by admin.
> if [ ! -d /proc/net/vlan ]; then
>     if ! modprobe 8021q >/dev/null 2>&1 ; then
>         echo $"No 802.1Q VLAN support available in kernel for device ${DEVICE}"
>         exit 1
>     fi
> fi

I don't mind a startup script modprobe'ing a very specific module, like
the above.



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