[quagga-dev 1488] Re: link detection on NetBSD

Andre Oppermann opi at nrg4u.com
Mon Sep 13 20:30:39 BST 2004


Paul Jakma wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Andrew J. Schorr wrote:
> 
> > information here.  If IFF_RUNNING is not conveying any useful
> > info on BSD, then shouldn't you be able to simply load the
> > ifm->ifm_data.ifi_link_state value into the IFF_RUNNING flag?
> 
> Agreed.
> 
> Linux and Solaris toggle IFF_RUNNING. Lets use that as the basic
> link-state abstraction within zebra.
> 
> If we find a need to abstract further link state data, we can do so
> with further abstractions.

On BSD IFF_RUNNING is used inside the kernel as Greg Troxel already
said in another email.  All BSDs have agreed that ifm_data.ifi_link_state
is they way to do it there.

-- 
Andre



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