[CFR] correct type of addrinfo.ai_addrlen and netent.n_net

Hajimu UMEMOTO ume at freebsd.org
Thu Jun 2 13:26:34 PDT 2005


>>>>> On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 15:59:07 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> Daniel Eischen <deischen at freebsd.org> said:

> Ultimately, I wish to correct struct addrinfo, too.  Since correcting
> getnetbyaddr(3) breaks ABI compatibility after all, it seems storange
> to me to leave struct addrinfo alone as is.  It is better to take this
> occasion to correct struct addrinfo as well.
> This breakage is only on 64 bit arch.  The influence will grow as 64
> bit arch spreads.  So, I believe it should be done as soon as
> possible.

deischen> Just leave it alone for now.

Please clarify what you mean for `it'.  Which are you mean only struct
addrinfo issue or both?

deischen> When symbol versioning comes, you should be able to remove
deischen> the padding without bumping library versions and producing
deischen> imcompatibilities.

It's curious.  Is there any plan to provide symbol versioning?


Hajimu UMEMOTO @ Internet Mutual Aid Society Yokohama, Japan
ume at mahoroba.org  ume@{,jp.}FreeBSD.org

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