Re: [PATCH] Move IPVS from net/ipv4/ipvs to net/netfilter/ipvs in prepar

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] Move IPVS from net/ipv4/ipvs to net/netfilter/ipvs in preparation for IPv6 support
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Jason Stubbs <j.stubbs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 22:21:56 +0900
On Friday 09 May 2008 21:49:52 Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> On Wed, 7 May 2008, Julius Volz wrote:
> > Hm, ok. This patch doesn't touch any functionality though. It only
> > moves files from one directory to another, so it's merely cosmetics,
> > no IPv6 knowledge required.
> are you at a stage where it's all split up, after which 
> you'll only be working on the ipv6 part and leaving the ipv4 
> untouched? Have you tested the ipv4 part to make sure it's 
> still OK. ie the code is reorthogonalised but with no change 
> in functionality?

I haven't applied the patch and done a diff to individual files to be certain, 
but I'm pretty sure that the patch is mainly just a directory change. IPVS 
itself is already fairly well abstracted protocol-wise. Just another guess, but 
it sounds like Julius is submitting the patch as it would make more meaty 
patches smaller.

> If so then this might be a good point to submit to the 
> kernel. Also Jason might be interested in the new version of 
> the code (hopefully working in different parts of the code, 
> you two won't be having many collisions).

Call me crazy, but I plan to put my patch into production in two weeks time 
without the connect-to-vip-from-director parts. If everything goes well, I'll 
post patches again with adequate comments (and adjustments to comments). And to 
make this relevant: My patches don't do anything protocol specific other than 
to change when things are done and so would be fairly easy to update for IPV6 
if/when it is integrated.

Jason Stubbs <j.stubbs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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