Subject: Re: Dynamic registry of ehternet frame types
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 11/12/2003 10:08:51
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On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 12:04:54PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 08:49:33AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > Currently there is a big switch statement in ether_input that dispatches
> > the frame type. Obviously the case labels need to be constant ;-)
> > This has the additional advantage that it enables LKMs to register and =
> > additional ethernet frame types. It would not affect the efficiency of=
> > hardwired frame types.
> > Do you think this is worth the effort?
> I think it's worth the effort, independantly from the problem you're tryi=
> to solve. It would be nice to be able to support LKM for network protocol
I agree. Network stack LKMs would be very nice. I understand FreeBSD has=20
them, so we should be able to find some prior art for this.
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