Subject: Re: network/kerel src separability
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/19/1996 21:14:38
Taylor Anderson writes:
> Hi all,
> I'm working on an embedded computer, and I need to add TCP/IP
> functionality. How reasonable/unreasonalbe would it be to take
> the networking code of NetBSD and implement it in another OS? In other
> words, are the kernel and networking portions of NetBSD inseparable?
It depends on what you think of as "reasonable". The 4.4 stack is
good, but it isn't what I'd call "compact". Its also fairly strongly
linked in to the kernel environment, though actually lots of it can be
seperated out if you know what you are doing.
Before contemplating this, I'd have a look at TCP/IP Illustrated Vol. 2.