Re: Can we port IPv6 stack from higher version to lower verson

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Nov 09 2006 - 07:31:54 EST


On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 02:56:55PM +0800, Sun Zongjun-E5739C wrote:
> Hi, all
>
> I am currently using linux kernel2.6.9, but it does not support all the
> features of core IPv6 stack. What should I pay attention to if I want
> to porting the IPv6 stack in 2.6.18 or higher to 2.6.9? Net driver
> change, kernel lock method, memory management, and so on?
>
> Thanks very much for your kindly support.

There are far too many things to consider to easily backport the changes.
Your best bet is to take a 2.6.18 tree and patch back in the 2.6.9 to
full whatever insane requirements your architects gave you.
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