axing KAME interface ioctls
gnn at neville-neil.com
Tue Nov 12 19:48:49 UTC 2013
On Nov 5, 2013, at 7:02 , Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 03:01:14PM +0400, Gleb Smirnoff wrote:
> T> Hello.
> T> Since 1999 we have got some dead code from KAME, namely support for these
> T> ioctls:
> T> SIOCALIFADDR
> T> SIOCGLIFADDR
> T> SIOCDLIFADDR
> T> SIOCSLIFPHYADDR
> T> SIOCGLIFPHYADDR
> T> We don not have any software in base that use (or used) them. The ports
> T> exp-run with SIOC.LIFADDR undefined didn't reveal any port that use them.
> T> I forgot to add SIOC.LIFPHYADDR to exp-run, but pretty sure these are unused,
> T> too.
> T> What did this ioctls do? They are KAME version of SIOCAIFADDR, and
> T> SIOCSIFPHYADDR respectively. Some operating systems (at least HPUX)
> T> have adopted them, and some software may use them on these systems.
> T> Anyway, in FreeBSD all software always used our native ioctls.
> T> I hope there is no objections against axing these in head/.
> Patch attached.
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