Subject: Re: ifnet specific data
To: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/18/2006 21:16:23
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On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 12:49:31PM +0900, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 07:34:32AM +0900, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> >=20
> > I'm assuming that not everything in the dictionary needs a shadow=20
> > variable. If that's wrong (i.e. everything needs a shadow variable),=20
> > there's no point.
> >=20
> > I also expect that we will be adding more-general device driver uses fo=
> > a dictionary. So we will have both "non-shadow-variable" uses for a dic=
> > and we will need to figure out how to handle this eventually.
> can you explain why you think an item should be in both of
> "shadow variables" and a dictionary?
> i don't see any benefit to use proplib dictionary here...

So we can have a dictionary that contains the "state" of the device. So=20
that all of the state moves around as one.

The whole idea is to use "shadow variables" as a way to let us effectively=
use a dictionary for things we techically can't. Obviously we'd only do=20
this if it made sense...

Take care,


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