netmap and other discussions on freebsd-net: please be open minded.

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at
Sun May 18 23:06:22 UTC 2014

Folks, i have two requests for you:

1. please do not complain about questions on this list related
   to a core network-related FreeBSD subsystem (netmap, dummynet,
   netgraph, tcp stack...) even if they are concerned with ports
   to Linux or other OSes or to userspace.

   At least in principle, these topics _are_ relevant here precisely
   because they relate to code whose main home is in the FreeBSD
   source tree, and bugs or feature suggestions etc that may emerge
   will directly benefit FreeBSD.

2. on the other hand, it would be good if people could avoid questions like
   "give me step by step instructions on how to install/run/use X".
   There are notes in README and Makefiles, something on the
   web pages, and quick web searches should point you to previous
   mailing list discussions on the same topic _before asking_.

So in the specific case below i can understand a reply (perhaps a
private one) saying "have you done your homework (read documentation,
do a web search) ?", but "we only do FreeBSD here" does not sound
right to me.


On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 02:23:29PM +0200, XXX wrote:
> > I am using Fedora 18 with Intel 82599 NIC.
> .............^^^^^^^^^
> Ask on a Linux/Fedora list then. This is a FreeBSD list.
> > I am new to netmap and want to experiment with it in the above environment.
> > Can somebody please advise what is the easiest way to go about the above
> > (installation etc.) so that I can concentrate on writing the userspace
> > programs using netmap quickly.
> Cheers,
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