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On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > If this is really true, 2.5.x is an appropriate time to make
> > this, no sooner.
>
> I think it would be better to keep it. The ifa based alias interface
> emulation adds minor overhead (currently it's only a few lines of code,
> assuming we need named if addresses for other reasons too, which we do)
> and removing it it would break a lot of configuration scripts etc., for
> no really good gain.

How about turning it out with a legacy/deprecated CONFIG_ option so we can
prepare people. For now it can default to enabled.

-d

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