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Re: DHCP client with minimal functionality and size
2008/4/2, Roy Marples <roy%marples.name@localhost>:
> On Wednesday 02 April 2008 00:25:33 David Laight wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 09:34:43PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > > On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 03:22:43PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> > > > ~57k (dhcpcd) + ~10k (ifwatchd) = ~67k total
> > >
> > > IMO 57KB is still quite a bit for the client only.
> > Is that a challenge ?
> I see it as such :)
> I've already re-tooled the DHCP handling section of the code that deals with
> client configuration so it uses code to access the DHCP message directly
> instead of a custom structure.
> But I'd like to gather peoples opinions on what size a feature rich DHCP
> client should be.
> Remember, dhcpcd is written purely in C. dhclient for all it's bloat still
> relies on dhclient-script and it's supporting binaries is as ifconfig, route,
> So if 57k is "quite a bit", what is "optimal"?
I think 57k is very small.
I would like to see it in tree and replace dhclient, because of
dhclient's inability to request an IP in background. For example, if
you plug in your ethernet cable after you have booted.
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