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Re: rump and htonl() in constants

On 28 February 2015 at 11:17, Patrick Welche <> wrote:
> The surprise is that when building rump, gcc complains with:
> /usr/src/sys/rump/net/lib/libnet/../../../../net/route.c:1010:21: error: initializer element is not constant
>  static const struct in_addr inmask32 = {.s_addr = INADDR_BROADCAST};
>                      ^
> /usr/src/sys/rump/net/lib/libnet/../../../../net/route.c:1010:21: error: (near initialization for 'inmask32.s_addr')
> which certainly looks constant. Problem is that INADDR_BROADCAST may
> contain a call to htonl(), e.g. try

> Given that 0xffffffff is the same in either order, there is an obvious
> kludge, but any thoughts on an elegant solution?

Hmm, I hadnt seen that. Maybe define an HTONL macro that uses shifts
and masks ifdef little endian so it is all done at compile time?


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