svn commit: r211023 - head/usr.sbin/syslogd

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Aug 10 18:33:49 UTC 2010

In message <20100810.115457.1126759349893144516.imp at>, "M. Warner Los
h" writes:
>In message: <20100811.023235.13138059.hrs at>
>            Hiroki Sato <hrs at> writes:
>: Oliver Fromme <olli at> wrote
>:   in <201008101623.o7AGNs7I042679 at>:
>: ol> -static int	validate(struct sockaddr *, const char *);
>: ol> -static void	unmapped(struct sockaddr *);
>: ol> +static int	validate(struct sockaddr_storage *, const char *);
>: ol> +static void	unmapped(struct sockaddr_storage *);
>:  Why is s/struct sockaddr */struct sockaddr_storage */ needed here?
>:  Using (struct sockaddr *) as an argument looks reasonable to me since
>:  the struct sockaddr_storage is mostly for memory allocation, not for
>:  access via pointer.
>Because struct sockaddr * has a too loose alignment requirement for
>later casting, while sockaddr_storage has the proper alignment.

This is the kind of detail Bruce, Warner and I know, but I bet it
was news to most of you.

Somebody should add it to the relevant manualpages...

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