My netns patches updated to Linus' latest
Denis V. Lunev
den at sw.ru
Thu Jul 19 06:25:39 PDT 2007
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> My next project is most likely going to be to dig in and make the
> loopback device a normal network device (not statically allocated)
> as a cleanup in preparation for the network namespace work.
I can do this :)
As far as I understand the code, loopback device is used in two fashions:
- as a real network device
- and as a "stable" never freed piece of memory
I presume, they should be separated.
As for device itself, there is a some sort of a template in a Pavel's
virtual ethernet device driver...
> Feel free to pick the patches apart. Especially in the core of the
> network stack.
I think that a small plan of submitting process is a good idea, at least
we will be able to coordinate the efforts and work in parallel.
> I'm hoping to start seriously submitting patches short after the merge
> window closes. So we can get a long test/review cycle.
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