Global (non _KERNEL) place for sockaddr_union?
max at love2party.net
Wed Sep 22 17:15:21 PDT 2004
On Monday 20 September 2004 02:50, Max Laier wrote:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/71836 is the symptom. Now I
> am looking for a clean solution to it. What is needed is an include file
> that defines union sockaddr_union in a way that is useable from kernel and
> userland. Historically it seems that this union first apeared in context of
> ipsec within the kernel. pf has adopted it, but uses it in the userland as
> well. I am sure that it can be usefull in a lot of places that have to deal
> with/store different address formats.
> My question now is, what would be a good place to define this? Are there
> any fromal standarts that might define it already? (Couldn't find anything)
> Is there anything else that I must consider?
> At some point I though netinet/in.h might be a good place, but that'd
> require inclusion of sys/socket.h, which certainly is not a good solution.
> Opinions? Ideas?
As no real solution has come up and we couldn't agree what to do with it
either, I'll resort to an easy hack:
This will fix the issue and not create new problems. With the small exception
for userland programs that try to include <netipsec/keydb.h> before
<net/pfvar.h> and make use of sockaddr_union. Those programs do not exist,
however, and have been broken before.
Any objections? [ I know it's ugly already. ]
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