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Re: struct ifnet and ifaddr handling [was: Re: Making global variables of if.c MPSAFE]

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Masao Uebayashi <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 1:31 AM, Ryota Ozaki <> wrote:
>>> I'd change if__pad1 to if_flags2 and define IFF2_SLOWTIMO_MPSAFE etc.
>> Hmm, I think it's a last resort. I don't want to do something like
>> (ifp->if_flags & IFF_XXX) && (ifp->if_flags2 & IFF_XXX2) if possible.
>> I'm thinking more to avoid the separation.
> It's a temporary measure until a good struct ifnet will be designed.

If it's a temporal solution, I have no objection :)

> I propose to keep ABI by reusing if__pad1.  If you propose ABI
> breakage, you should understand it and estimate the impact by
> yourself. :)

Of course, I'm thinking a way without ABI breakage.


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