Subject: Re: Dynamic registry of ehternet frame types
To: matthew green <>
From: None <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/12/2003 09:19:12
On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 07:04:24PM +1100, matthew green wrote:
>    I'm not sure myself, the easy way out is to add a few #ifdefs and handle this
>    very rare corner case for pppoe with a kernel config option.
> i think it would be best to handle this without a kernel option.
> it's not nice to have to rebuild your kernel to have working
> internet...  is there no way to make this Just Work always?  ie
> recognise the ether frames just for pppoe somehow?  i am not
> extremely familiar with the problem at hand.

Well, arguably we could make the 3com types aliases of the RFC 2516 ones.  But
I would prefer a way to tell the kernel, "I'm using this implementation".

Maybe aliases in ether_input(), and a test (controlled by pppoectl) in

Quentin Garnier.