what to replace splnet in FreeBSD 5.x?
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jul 23 00:39:40 GMT 2005
On Sat, 23 Jul 2005, Robert Watson wrote:
> The attached patch introduces locking around the link layer and IPv4
> multicast address lists, as well as updates drivers to use the locking.
> It's a fairly large diff, but other than the changes to if.c, in.c, and
> igmp.c, is fairly mechanical. It may well correct the problem you've
> been seeing. If possible, and given sufficient review, I'd like to get
> this change into 6.0, especially given that it affects the layout of
> struct ifnet which is part of the ABI for network interface device
Updated version of the patch at:
Spl-related cleanups (no longer useful documentation of old
synchronization in many places), lock order hard-coded into WITNESS order
rather than dynamically detected.
Robert N M Watson
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