|To:||Julius Volz <juliusv@xxxxxxxxxx>|
|Subject:||Re: [PATCH 00/26] IPVS: Add first IPv6 support to IPVS.|
|Cc:||Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Vince Busam <vbusam@xxxxxxxxxx>, Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
|From:||Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:38:05 +0200|
Julius Volz wrote:
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008, Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Eventially the changes settled down, and for the past few years they have been very infrequent. But the problem that the interface isn't really extendable and that when changes are made kernel and ipvsadm versions need to be incremented together remains. For instance, the Debian package of ipvsadm actually shipps three different ipvsadm binaries, and a wrapper works out which one to use based on the kernel version.Ugh.I wonder if now would be a good time to bite the bullet and design a new interface that is extendable.If we really have to break it once for IPv6 anyways, it seems like a good opportunity. Depends on how invasive the changes would need to be, of course...
You don't need to break the old interface, just add an additional one.
You probably already have some ideas on what a better interface would look like? Especially, how to design it for future backwards compatibility? And would it still use sockopts or rather one of the other communication mechanisms?
I'd suggest genetlink or nfnetlink. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe lvs-devel" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
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