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Re: netbsd-5: another problem, news/leafnode + ioctl(SIOCGIFCONF)
On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 03:58:51PM +0200, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> > change it to use getifaddrs().
> That is SIOCGIFCONF ioctl (or something else) is broken in netbsd-5
> and leafnode needs to be patched. Right?
Wrong. The calling program (leafnode) is broken -- it uses the ioctl
wrong -- but the easiest way to fix it is to make it use getifaddrs
instead of the ioctl.
Generally speaking netbsd-5 is much less tolerant of wrong application
behavior than earlier releases of netbsd, usually because actually ensuring
correct behavior in all cases for correct applications required this.
Thor Lancelot Simon
"Even experienced UNIX users occasionally enter rm *.* at the UNIX
prompt only to realize too late that they have removed the wrong
segment of the directory structure." - Microsoft WSS whitepaper
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