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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] CDP handler for linux
    On Tue, 14 Aug 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

    > It looks well written. I do have only one question, other than "because
    > I wanted to learn how to do it this way", is there a reason for putting
    > this into kernel space not a daemon ?

    Hmm, looking at CDP there isn't really any reason to put it in
    userspace either, it doesn't need to be configured, it doesn't pass
    anything the way of the user, except by way of the output of (currently)
    /proc/net/cdp_neighbors, and it doesn't need the user to interact with it
    either - it just sits there, collecting and sending information. The only
    thing you would really need in userspace, would be tools to read
    information from the cdp handler if you wanted to do more than just look
    at the neighbor summary. I can't see any real advantages of running it as
    a daemon as opposed to a kernel component.

    This said, if the consesus is that it belongs in userspace, I
    shall set about porting the code over to a dameon and possibly maintaing
    the kernel patch as a secondary "hobby project".

    Chris "_Shad0w_" Crowther

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