Re: [PATCH] change ifmap.base_addr to u_long type

From: Jun Sun (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 19:48:37 EST

"David S. Miller" wrote:
> Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 17:35:22 -0700
> From: Jun Sun <>
> Do we know exactly what userland apps/libs use ifmap? Maybe the
> damage is not so bad, so that we can fix this problem without
> making it look worse.
> It's a well established fixed kernel API, any app whatsoever can make
> use of it.
> I advise you to stop trying to find ways to make your "quick and easy"
> solution viable and work on the usable solution which will not break
> userland.


You get my intension wrong.

Actually I believe over the time it will destroy Linux if people keep
introducing ifmap2 and ifmap3 and etc.

My question was to find out if the problem is still in the stage where
we can fix it cleanly, or it is already too late to do so - like many
window's API.

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