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

John Baldwin jhb at
Fri Dec 15 12:52:33 PST 2006

On Friday 15 December 2006 14:45, Julian Elischer wrote:
> Bruce M. Simpson wrote:
> > Andre Oppermann wrote:
> >>
> >> What makes these sctp_* syscalls so special as opposed to their
> >> generic and protocol agnostic counterparts?
> > They're used for operations which do not have a direct correspondence in 
> > the existing functions, i.e. connecting to multihomed peers, and dealing 
> > with one-to-many sockets.
> > 
> > See Section 9.3-9.12, UNIX Network Programming Vol 1 3e for more info.
> generally we would use socket ops or ioctls for this sort of thing..
> syscalls is not how they would normally be done....

I'll give a free paper cookie to the first person to actually go _read_ the
committed code and notice that, *tada*, aside from the sctp_send*(), and
sctp_recvmsg() functions, these are indeed library wrapper functions around
getsockopt() and setsockopt().

John Baldwin

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