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Re: [patch] modular ifconfig

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 10:22:48AM +0900, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> > In principle, a tiny ifconfig binary could load virtually all of its
> > syntax from shared objects "just in time."  I don't plan to take ifconfig
> > in that direction.
> Why?
> I thought that thorpej thought the dynamic way (probably dlopen(3)) is
> the way to go.
> My understanding is that if ifconfig(8) can extend dynamically, you
> don't need to rebuild ifconfig(8) when you add another protocol (via
> kernel module).

"One step at a time" ?


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