Re: Modularizing the network stack with a driver API

From: Justin Hibbits <>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 20:05:32 UTC
On Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:33:59 -0500
Justin Hibbits <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Back in 2014 Marcel Moolenaar started the thread "Roadmap for ifnet(9)
> for FreeBSD 11"
> (,
> and after 8 years we want to revisit this.  This email is to kick
> things off again, and further design discussions.
> I've spent time off and on as able over the last couple years porting
> -CURRENT to this "DrvAPI", and have something that compiles.  Much of
> the work was committed at the time of the initial discussion in 2014,
> with enhancements done off and on since then.  Also, much of the
> shortcomings listed at have
> not been addressed at all yet.
> Most of the work I've done in the recent port has been purely
> mechanical and scripted, fixing build failures along the way.  The
> current work in progress can be found in my personal repository at
> .  The goal of this
> first step is to get things started, address design feedback, and move
> forward in main.
> - Justin

Gentle ping on this, since it may have gotten lost over the last long
weekend for some people. Adding net@ for a wider audience.

- Justin