* Peter Wemm <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [011116 18:02] wrote: > Julian Elischer wrote: > [..] > > What is needed is obviously a 'per packet' storage location > > for those things, defined in a "per protocol family" manner. > > > > Luigi has already tried this scheme by defining a > > dummynet specific mbuf type that can be prepended to the > > front of packets. What I suggest is to extend this > > to defining a MT_PROTOSTORAGE. (or similar) mbuf type > > that generic networking code is educated to ignore, > > and that protocols can use to pass packet-specific state > > information from one place to another. > > Uhh.. no thanks. Whatever you do, do *NOT* abuse the mbuf system > for this. We went to a lot of trouble (well, Garrett specifically) > to rid the stacks of this obscenity. Do *NOT* generalize it and undo > it. MT_DUMMYNET must die, not be propagated elsewhere. > > If you want to have some general storage mechnaism, do *not* use mbufs > for it.
*cough* kthread_setspecific() *cough* kthread_getspecific() *cough* or just fix the code to pass this around as an extra paramter. -- -Alfred Perlstein [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 'Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology," start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.' http://www.morons.org/rants/gpl-harmful.php3 To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message