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Re: 16 year old bug

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 11:21:37PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> That's silly.  A bitmask is a bitmask, and there's nothing magical or
> difficult about masked compare.  Even the bug OpenBSD just fixed -- now
> that it basically doesn't matter any more -- is hardly complex nor is
> the fix so.

The issue with non-cont netmask is that it dramatically complicates the
lookup code. I'd say that at least 1/3 of the radix tree implementation
is just related to this "feature".


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