To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 05/26/1997 02:13:12
Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com> writes:
>Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> I'd be OK with moving PPP link-level state control and per-protocol
> control into userspace. (If the link is up and not changing state,
>use the source, Lu^H^HJonathan, and Jason, and whoever started the
>thread. It's already done this way. The ppp line discipline handles
I goofed, I've been told three times already. No need to waste more bandwidth.
I think the person starting the thread acuatlly *did* want to move
compression and data-transfer to userspace. Which you're also
>The only stuff you need in-kernel (or lkm'd, eventually) are the
>compression protocols and the data transfer protocols used (but only
>data compression part, not the negotiation part/state machine).
Actually, according to Paul Mackerras, a small part of the CCP state
*is* in the kernel, and gets handled there, because receiving such
a packet should affects how the next output packet is handled.