Subject: Re: Dynamic registry of ehternet frame types
To: Ian Fry <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/12/2003 11:14:47
On Nov 12, 2003, at 11:09 AM, Ian Fry wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 10:08:51AM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
>> Network stack LKMs would be very nice. I understand FreeBSD has
>> them, so we should be able to find some prior art for this.
> I think Netgraph lets you do this on FreeBSD, but can you do it with a
> non-Netgraph enabled kernel?
> Anybody got any thoughts about how easy/difficult it would be to
> bring in/port Netgraph to NetBSD?

Wasabi has a port of Netgraph in its modified NetBSD tree.  However, 
not all of the modules have been tested, and I also don't think that 
it's really the right direction to go.  I'd rather that the entire 
network stack be made generic enough to provide Netgraph-like 
functionality without having to use a bolt-on.  (Netgraph's integration 
is... not very clean, even in FreeBSD...)

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>