[quagga-dev 3883] Re: tiny zserv problem on solaris

Andrew J. Schorr aschorr at telemetry-investments.com
Wed Dec 7 16:38:05 GMT 2005


On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 10:21:58AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Yes, and all the way.  The whole point of zebra the daemon is to
> abstract the OS forwarding and interface behavior.  In "zebra flags"
> (vs. kerrnel flags, which we can make available for when really needed
> even though an abstraction violation), we define semantics of the
> flags.  zebra maps kernel flags into our defined semantics.  Then
> daemons just check the zebra flags of interest.

I'm afraid I don't follow why we would want to make the raw kernel
flags available.  If the goal is to abstract and standardize, why
would we want to carry around 2 sets of flags (standardized zebra
flags and raw kernel flags)?

Perhaps I'm just confused,
Andy



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