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

Daniel Eischen deischen at freebsd.org
Thu Jun 2 13:38:13 PDT 2005

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Hajimu UMEMOTO wrote:
> Hi,
> >>>>> 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?

struct addrinfo.  I am under the assumption that getnetbyaddr() only
breaks libc compat which has already been bumped.  Changing that
has no effect on other libraries, right?

> 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?

I recall seeing some mention of it (by kan@ ?) on some site or
posting talking about the recent BSDCan.


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