cvs commit: src/lib/libc/net ether_addr.c ethers.3

Robert Watson rwatson at
Sun May 13 15:01:58 UTC 2007

On Sun, 13 May 2007, Daniel Eischen wrote:

> On Sun, 13 May 2007, Robert Watson wrote:
>> rwatson     2007-05-13 13:57:45 UTC
>>  FreeBSD src repository
>>  Modified files:
>>    lib/libc/net         ether_addr.c ethers.3
>>  Log:
>>  Add and document ether_ntoa_r() and ether_aton_r() functions, which accept
>>  passed storage buffers rather than using static storage.  Reimplement
>>  ether_ntoa() and ether_aton() in terms of these functions.  These variants
>>  are thread-safe.
> If these are indeed new functions, then they are now invisible to consumers 
> other than libc.
> Hint: see libc/net/

Indeed -- it turns out I was working against a libc source from about a week 
ago on a -CURRENT box from a week ago.  Fixed, thanks!

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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