Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2004 12:16:41
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Charles M. Hannum" writes:
>On Wednesday 08 December 2004 04:31, Robert Elz wrote:
>> Sure, the "primary" loopback interface is special, required, and can't
>> be deleted or used for other purposes.
>FWIW, I actually think this is a design defect and should be fixed. But it
>has little bearing on the current discussion.
Don"t be obtuse. Of course it has a bearing. With statically-configured
kernels, those who care can ensure they get the correct semantics.
With cloning devices, that's much harder (infeasible in my
environment). I don't see _why_ the flaming hurry.