Subject: Re: m_tag_nonpersistent() heads-up : still looking for shorter name.
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2003 12:21:21
On Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at 01:30 PM, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> Some months back I posted diffs to add an
> m_tag_delete_nonpersistent(struct mbuf *m);
> to strip ``persistent'' packet tags at appropriate points (transiting
> through if_loop; reusing ICMP input packets as ICMP outputs, etc).
Err, to strip "persistent" or "non-persistent"? There's a disconnect
between the name and your description :-)
> Other *BSD groups are picking up the change and the same name. I will
> post patches here after another round of reviews. (For the record,
> Itojun's objection to this approach has been heard; nevertheless I
> propose to go with the m_tag_delete_nonpersisent() design).
It sounds fine to me. And if FreeBSD has picked it up, then we might
as well (since the main target of the code is fast-ipsec).
> If anyone can think of a better (shorter) name, this is the last
> chance to suggest one, before m_tag_delete_nonpersistent() gets
> frozen, for compatibility with other *BSD efforts.
Hm... "tractable" doesn't quite work, either, so I guess
"nonpersistent" is good enough :-)
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>