[PATCH] Netdump for review and testing -- preliminary version
emaste at freebsd.org
Sun Oct 10 18:51:30 UTC 2010
On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 02:15:39AM +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
> Network dumps would be a great addition to the FreeBSD debugging suite!
It seems that at EuroBSDCon there was a discussion of Contiki and
the uIPv6 stack that it contains, and I think something like this
could be a great future enhancement for netdump and similar consumers.
Ideally I'd like to see us get to having a clean, simple API for
transmitting and receiving packets and a basic stack that could be
shared by netdump, as well as a network-enabled ddb, gdb backend, and
perhaps console. Using the uIPv6 stack for this would get us v6 support
(as the name suggests), as well as a supported / maintained stack vs.
what is in netdump now. It's also BSD-licensed.
This could be a good future project, although I think the current
netdump implementation is worth bringing in soon (taking into account
the good feedback received to date, of course).
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