BPF plans for 7.1
dudu at dudu.ro
Sun Sep 21 20:54:54 UTC 2008
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Robert Watson <rwatson at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Sep 2008, Vlad GALU wrote:
>> Will the zero-copy bpf(4) changes be merged to the stable branch before
>> the release?
> Dear Vlad:
> Unfortunately, no. The code seems stable in 8-CURRENT, but I don't feel
> it's had enough actual testing exposure to go into 7.x yet. Also, the
> libpcap changes to support it have only just gone back into the tcpdump.org
> distribution of libpcap, and there is non-trivial reworking of that code, so
> we'd like to let that settle as well. We've had a number of queries so I
> suspect we'll start maintaining a 7.x MFC candidate patch fairly soon (next
> couple of months).
> Robert N M Watson
> Computer Laboratory
> University of Cambridge
Thanks for your quick reply! I'll start experimenting with HEAD.
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