iptables on sparc64 platform?
Fri, 15 Mar 2002 23:01:11 +0100
On Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 08:00:24PM +0100, Bart De Schuymer wrote:
> Hello Harald,
> I have had a user complaining about sparc64 incompatibilities for the kernel
> patch I am maintaining.
> My code uses [g,s]etsockopt like iptables.
> I have been to the Sparc64 mailing list where they suggested ugly things
> like making an __u64 out of a pointer to put it in a struct, or changing
> unsigned int to __u32 in the structs. The main problem I have is that the
> struct size in the kernel is different from that of the userspace.
> Now, I double checked the iptables structs used in the communication, and
> they use unsigned int happily.
> So, I was hoping that someday somebody would enlighten me how the
> kernel-userspace communication for iptables can work on the Sparc64. Could
> you? A few hints would satisfy I think...
I don't have a very clear view on the user32/kernel64 issue on sparclinux
I haven't done any hacking on that platform yet, so don't expect any
explanation or help from me ;)
On the other hand, I would gladly appreciate any pointers to information
on what precicely the issues are.
Live long and prosper
- Harald Welte / firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.gnumonks.org/
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