Subject: Re: Notification of kernel "events".
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/13/1999 12:20:06
Darren Reed <> writes:
> It occurred to me, in an email elsewhere, that parts of the kernel might
> like to be "notified" when an event occurs in another part of the kernel.
> For example, a network interface going up/down or changing IP address might
> be of interest to another part of the kernel.  My motivation here is that
> IP Filter would do well to know when these events occur, but maybe there
> would be other benefits too.
> Is this a resonable idea ?

We've been discussing such a mechanism for quite some time.