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

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Thu Nov 09 2006 - 12:12:19 EST


On Thu, 9 Nov 2006 12:31:38 +0000
Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.

Or just build 2.6.18.2 and change the version number in the Makefile if
you have some license restriction or IT bigot who says we need to stay on
2.6.9.

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Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
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