heads up - upcoming dummynet/ipfw refactoring

Thierry Herbelot thierry.herbelot at free.fr
Wed Dec 2 20:33:51 UTC 2009

Le Wednesday 02 December 2009, Luigi Rizzo a écrit :
> Hi,
> in the next weeks i am going to slowly push into -head (and when
> possible also in RELENG_8) several restructuring and cleanup changes
> in dummynet and ipfw.  This is the result of work we have been doing
> in Pisa in the last few months with Riccardo Panicucci and Marta
> Carbone.


This is a big piece of news : finding someone with enough courage to dive 
into "oldish" code ;-)

> I am trying to organize the commits so that the ABI CHANGE
> WILL BE HARMLESS -- basically, we have implemented some
> compatibility code in the kernel so that NEW KERNELS
> WILL UNDERSTAND THE OLD USERLAND (from 7.x and above).

Great : will test the new code along, when it comes out



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