On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 22:43:48 +0200
Thomas Graf <tgraf@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> * Jean Tourrilhes <20040910203203.GA17078@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2004-09-10 13:32
> > On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 10:22:35PM +0200, Thomas Graf wrote:
> > >
> > > 2) Implement NETDEV_CHANGE, I was actually about to implement this
> > > but it's not directly related to this change and requires the same
> > > effort by the user space application has refetching the link list.
> > Do you have any info on NETDEV_CHANGE, I've got a potential
> > use for it.
> > (By the way, there are other ways to do it, but if
> > NETDEV_CHANGE is the proposed standard, I might as well use it).
> Currently call_netdevice_notifiers is called and sends out a
> RTM_NEWLINK message with the new interface name to everyone
> wanting to be notified. However, ifi_change is kept to 0
> so far, which means you have to look what has changed yourself. I'm
> not sure if this can be changed without too much troubles but
> I will look into it.
For now I'm going to apply Thomas's name changing patch
(with the sizeof() fix suggested by Yoshifuji), and we
can enhance it later.