Linux 2.6 support for "rope" match module
laforge at netfilter.org
Fri Jan 6 15:49:21 CET 2006
On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 11:07:53AM +0000, Chris Lowth wrote:
> Jan Engelhardt wrote
> >That almost feels like doing floating-point in kernelspace.
> In what sense?
Chris, see, you might be new to this, so I give you some hints:
A number of people (in)frequently attempt to do a couple of things that
just ring all the alarm bells of kernel hackers. Some of those are:
1) c++ in the kernel
2) bytecode interpreters (e.g. forth) in the kernel
3) floating point in the kernel
So while your rope module might solve your problems, you will have a
hard time finding anyone who thinks it is the right solution, and that
is independent of whatever the problem might be.
- Harald Welte <laforge at netfilter.org> http://netfilter.org/
"Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early
architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going
on while IP was being designed." -- Paul Vixie
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