Changeset a3d0b8a in rtems for c/src/lib/librpc/

12/10/98 19:42:29 (23 years ago)
Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill@…>
4.10, 4.11, 4.8, 4.9, 5, master

Patch from Ian Lance Taylor <ian@…>:

From: Eric Norum <eric@…>
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 98 13:20:51 -0600

What do you think of this patch? It implements your `tap'
suggestion in a way that adds support for all ethernet devices with
no driver modifications. I also added a return value from the tap
function. If the return value is zero, the packet will be passed up
the chain as usual. If the return value is non-zero the mbuf holding
the packet will be freed and the packet will be dropped.

If you like it, please submit it to Joel.

I guess there needs to be an addition to the network documentation
describing the additional ioctl's -- and a big warning that the tap
function is called from a context that holds the network semaphore.

Here is Eric's patch. I've tested it a bit, and made a couple of
trivial changes. This is certainly better than mine: it should work
for all Ethernet drivers.

The only concern I have about this patch is that the tap function may
want to fiddle with the mbuf, calling functions like m_pullup and the
like. If those force the networking code to rearrange the mbuf
structure, then the caller's call to m_freem may crash. I don't know
if this is a realistic concern--I don't know enough about the mbuf

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