Subject: Re: autoconfiguration question
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/25/1997 15:50:23
On Mon, 26 May 1997 08:32:05 +1000 (EST) wrote:

 > The main reason for moving this stuff into user-land is that PPP is
 > getting somewhat bloaty (there are 7 compression methods already
 > published as RFCs, plus layer 2 tunneling, plus multilink, plus
 > encryption, plus LQM - all of these would need code in the kernel for
 > a mostly kernel mode implementation).

...this is a good argument for proper modularization, the ability to
compile in support for only that which you want/need, and for a sane
LKM interface... but I still think the cost of copying the data around
is too high in practice.

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