proposed new if_data variable
andre at freebsd.org
Fri Aug 27 15:37:19 PDT 2004
Roman Kurakin wrote:
> Andre Oppermann:
> >Brooks Davis wrote:
> >>I'd like to proposed adding a new variable, ifi_epoch, to struct
> >>if_data. It will be set to the time the counters were zeroed,
> >>currently, the time if_attach was called. The intent is to provide a
> >>correct value for RFC2233's ifCounterDiscontinuityTime and to make it
> >>easier for applications to verify that the interface they are looking at
> >>is the same one that had this index last time.
> >>Since this will increase the size of struct if_data and thus struct
> >>ifnet, the change needs to be made now if it's going to be made for
> >>5-STABLE. Any comments on this idea?
> >I'm all for it! Very useful.
> This could be other reason to bump version ...
I have bumped version to 600001 today due to the permanent pfil_hooks. You
can use that if you wish.
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