svn commit: r201057 - in user/luigi/ipfw3-head/sys/netinet: .
bms at incunabulum.net
Mon Dec 28 20:26:38 UTC 2009
On 27/12/2009 20:41, Julian Elischer wrote:
> Luigi Rizzo wrote:
>> Author: luigi
>> Date: Sun Dec 27 19:17:03 2009
>> New Revision: 201057
>> URL: http://svn.freebsd.org/changeset/base/201057
>> Historically, BSD keeps ip_len and ip_off in host format when doing
>> layer 3 processing. This often requires to translate the format
>> back and forth.
>> Eventually, I would like these fields to remain in network format
>> across the lifetime of a packet, but this may take a long time,
>> so let's see if we can find ways to at least make the switch easier.
> I think I'd go for this sooner than later. It's always annoyed me.
It is a bit of a kicker for portability with other BSDs, and I wonder
how much we actually gain with using host endian in IPv4, as opposed to
tripping over it all the time.
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