Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Jonathan Stone <>
List: tech-net
Date: 12/08/2004 12:16:41
In message <>,
"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.