> :Now I would really dislike seeing your patch in the tree, since I > :consider it's a rather crude hack to circumvent the ABI problems of > :ipfw. As I've already said to luigi in private e-mail (I would be > :surprised if this hasn't been already discussed in the lists as well), > :the proper way to fix this problem is to separate the kernel and > :userland structures of ipfw, and add versioning to the struct. > : > :This can be done without even breaking the ABI again, since several > :pointers in the kernel structures are useless to userland (like the next > :field) and can be reused to implement structure versioning. > : > :Cheers, > :Maxime > > If/when Luigi fixes the ABI problems with IPFW, we can remove > this 'hack'. Until then, I do not consider the hackiness nature > of the patch sufficient reason to not put it in. I've been bitten > by this problem dozens of times, and wasted many hours simply because > I couldn't get the damn network working, and so have others.
I disagree with committing this hack; keep it as a local mod if you must. As to the problem; don't wait for Luigi to "fix the ABI problems", do it yourself. Good things happen when folks are PO'd and won't settle for the status quo. Sam To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message