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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] Mobile IPv6 for 2.5.43
In article <> (at Fri, 18 Oct 2002 02:52:48 +0300 (EEST)), Ville Nuorvala <> says:

> > 2. Please put outer address to hardware address in dev.
> The reason I haven't done this is that MAX_ADDR_LEN is just 8. Does anyone
> have any objections against changing the value to 16?
> > Note: you need to modify SIOxxx ioctls too not to overrun!
> Sorry, I'm not that familiar with ioctls, I just copied the basic
> functionality from sit.c. Could you explain it a bit more thoroughly, so
> even I with my thick skull understand what the problem is?

in net/core/dev.c, there're codes to copy between dev->dev_{addr,broadcast}
and ifr_hwaddr.sa_data (points sockaddr{} sized 16).

Well, we have code for it. :-)
Please look at

BTW, why don't we have SIOCGIFHWBROADCAST??

Hideaki YOSHIFUJI @ USAGI Project <>
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