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Re: Patch to implement SIOCGIFINDEX
On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Ted Lemon <mellon%fugue.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2013, at 6:33 PM, matthew sporleder
> <msporleder%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>> I'm not sure which one is better and this is just a mechanical patch
>> as I haven't done any real testing.
> It would be better to use the same API as linux unless there is some reason
> to use a different API. It is worth noting that programs that depend on the
> Advanced Sockets API in Linux currently require _GNU_SOURCE to be defined,
> though, so if you really want to use the FreeBSD name, you could get away
> with it if you do a #define to make the linux name work as well, and
> conditionalize it based on the _GNU_SOURCE manifest constant.
> Of course, I think the idea of requiring _GNU_SOURCE to be defined to get the
> Advanced Sockets API is absolute bollocks, but nobody asked me, and the Linux
> guys seem set on it, so there's no harm in taking advantage of their mishigas.
> Ideally POSIX would fix this, but they also seem set on not adopting the
> Advanced Sockets API for reasons unknown.
In the case of linux names, the patches to use are in this thread:
But I think my man page update is still useful.
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