Re: TEST PLEASE: if_tun patch

From: Brooks Davis <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 10:11:37 -0700
On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 07:29:08AM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20030929050442.GA20995_at_Odin.AC.HMC.Edu>, Brooks Davis writes:
> >> | Properly dismantle and remove the interface and destroy the dev_t=20
> >> | at last close of the device.
> >
> >I'm not convinced this is the right direction to move in.  The problem
> >is that users are beginning to expect that pseudo-interfaces be created
> >with network interface cloning, but tun, tap, and vmnet aren't.
> I'm totally "don't-care" on the semantics of any and all of these,
> my patch is just an attempt to evict makedev() from the tree.  If you
> have a better idea how to do this, by all means go for it.

I'd say that for tun devices, the new symantics are probably good.  We
can worry about supporting interface cloning on them later.

-- Brooks

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