[CFR] correct type of addrinfo.ai_addrlen and netent.n_net
des at des.no
Tue May 31 12:09:09 PDT 2005
Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> writes:
> > What do we gain from removing the padding? Is there even a single
> > practical benefit to doing so?
> It is for posix compatibility.
Nonsense. POSIX does not forbid padding or additional structure
members. The exact wording is:
> The <netdb.h> header shall define the addrinfo structure that includes
> at least the following members:
> int ai_flags Input flags.
> int ai_family Address family of socket.
> int ai_socktype Socket type.
> int ai_protocol Protocol of socket.
> socklen_t ai_addrlen Length of socket address.
> struct sockaddr *ai_addr Socket address of socket.
> char *ai_canonname Canonical name of service location.
> struct addrinfo *ai_next Pointer to next in list.
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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