Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys
To: Jonathan Stone <email@example.com>
From: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/08/2004 12:58:51
At 12:16 PM 12/8/2004, Jonathan Stone wrote:
>In message <email@example.com>,
>"Charles M. Hannum" writes:
> >On Wednesday 08 December 2004 04:31, Robert Elz wrote:
> >> Sure, the "primary" loopback interface is special, required, and can't
> >> be deleted or used for other purposes.
> >FWIW, I actually think this is a design defect and should be fixed. But it
> >has little bearing on the current discussion.
>Don"t be obtuse. Of course it has a bearing. With statically-configured
>kernels, those who care can ensure they get the correct semantics.
>With cloning devices, that's much harder (infeasible in my
>environment). I don't see _why_ the flaming hurry.
Stop it already. NetBSD is an expert-friendly operating system. We give
you tools to do your job. If you happen to maim yourself while attaining
proficiency, that's the way you learn. Making lo a cloning interface
allows an user who needs that functionality to easiler get it. It also
moves NetBSD a little bit forward in not requiring editing a config file
for trivial changes.
Matt Thomas email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3am Software Foundry www: http://3am-software.com/bio/matt/
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