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Re: Including pf/altq in GENERIC?

Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 10:16:58PM +0200, Adam Hoka wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Today I just asked someone on #NetBSD who runs over 30 installation
> > of NetBSD if he have some idea where we could improve for 5.0.  He
> > asked if we could include pf and altq in the generic kernel. Many
> > agreed with that.  I also think we should have this functionality
> > out-of-the-box in the kernel.
> >
> > I know we have a pf lkm but some say its broken and it excludes
> > altq.
> Because the ALTQ maintainers never adjusted ALTQ to use a
> non-pf-specific interface for classifying packets (though they said
> they would do so), we can't use a modern ALTQ with our default
> kernels, which include ipfilter, not pf.
> Because we can't include ipfilter and pf in the same kernel, we cannot
> ship default kernels with pf, because users upgrading from older
> releases will reboot their systems and suddenly find that they have no
> packet filtering, which is unacceptable.
> We've been here before...

I understand. Could we ship a GENERIC_PF in this case?


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