cvs commit: src/lib/libc/net sctp_sys_calls.c src/sys/sys param.h

Julian Elischer julian at
Fri Dec 15 11:52:01 PST 2006

Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 05:57:04AM -0800, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
>> i think Andre's question was this:
>> normally we use {set|get}sockopt() to configure the socket
>> as desired for special features (e.g. multicast is one).
>> Why is it undesirable to use the same kind of overloading
>> for sctp ?
> I think some of the reasons for why a new sockets API
> was introduced for SCTP was outlined in:

which says:
8.  New Interfaces

    Depending on the system, the following interface can be implemented
    as a system call or library function.
The latter is what I'd expect..

syscalls is 'unusual' and unique to this protocol.

> ...but I'll let Randall chime in too. :)

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