Subject: Re: ancillary data alignment and binary backward compatibility
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/02/2000 21:55:49
Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <> writes:
> > > 	- when userland process consumes ancillary data (via recvmsg)
> >When the process does the rcvmsg() is when you can re-pack, if necessary.
> 	Chris basically suggested to avoid re-packing, and I agree re-packing
> 	is not a good thing.  I'm very very stuck here...

OK, i thought that you had an intermediate representation, rather than
packing into the right format directly in the networking protocol
stack code.

Indeed, in that case, you can't avoid repacking.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.