Re: [PATCH] IPVS: Move userspace definitions to include/linux/ip_vs.h

To: Julius Volz <juliusv@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] IPVS: Move userspace definitions to include/linux/ip_vs.h
Cc: lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, kaber@xxxxxxxxx, vbusam@xxxxxxxxxx
From: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 22:20:30 +1000
On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 01:24:35PM +0200, Julius Volz wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008, Simon Horman wrote:
> > Firstly these changes look fine: Acked
> Thanks!
> > Secondly, What are your plans for ipvsadm? Do you think that a fork will
> > be neccessasry to utilise the netlink interface? Or even a new tool with
> > a completely new name?
> Vince is converting the latest available ipvsadm version to support
> the Netlink interface and IPv6 features. So ideally, there will be no
> fork or new tool, just a new version. We are keeping the old sockopt
> interface in the kernel for userspace backwards compatibility, so
> people will only need the new ipvsadm version if they need the new
> features. The way Vince is currently implementing it, the new ipvsadm
> will probably also keep supporting the sockopt interface as a
> fallback, which would mean full backwards compatibility in both
> directions.

That sounds great.

> As for the kernel part, I'm planning to post the Netlink interface
> implementation (with minimal stubs for IPv6 support) sometime the next
> days.


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