Re: screwy kernel messages about (AF_INET,SOCK_PACKET,..) being obsolete

A.N.Kuznetsov (
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 23:32:10 +0300 (MSK)


> > : That will be a bug then
> > In diald.
> No. If you dont emulate AF_INET, SOCK_PACKET properly its a bug. You tell
> people to change to this and it doesnt work

I am forced to agree :-)
But such modularity violation makes me sick...

> > In any case, if packet socket would support SIOCGIFADDR
> > it would return ll address rather than IP address.
> Perhaps we should cover this case. To start with you do pass the family

Well, we could create separate linkage table to make selections
not traditionally by socket family, but by this field
and to move all the address related SIOC* back to core/dev.c.
In theory it is good idea, but practically...

Alan, are you sure that we want it?
To introduce new object only to make diald happy...