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SubjectRe: RFC: configuring net interfaces
Jeff Garzik <> writes:

> > Maybe it's a better idea to have just two ioctl's here (GET and SET), and
> > have "subioctl's" inside the structure passed to the HDLC layer (and
> > defined by the HDLC layer). This would allow changes in the HDLC layer
> > without having to change sockios.h (you'd still have to change HDLC's
> > code and definitions, but this would be more self-contained). Again, this
> > may be better, or maybe not. What do you think?
> That's essentially what's happening with ethtool
> (include/linux/ethtool.h in 2.4.3-pre8)

Right. While I don't think ethernet-only interface is our ultimate goal,
I'll look at it again to see if I can stole some idea there.
Krzysztof Halasa
Network Administrator
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