Re: of ethernet names (was [PATCH] Futex Asynchronous

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 18:02:40 EST

Brad Hards wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 07:44, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>Actually, networking is moving in the direction described --
>>yes, as Linus points out, we will need the magic ioctl stuff for back
>>But the main way to communicate with a net device is netlink, already a
>>chardev. ifconfig actually should be updated to use netlink.
> Is there any documentation on the netlink API, beyond UTSL(iproute)?
> Reference would be good, but a tutorial would be ideal.

I don't know of any... Alexey/DaveM/Jamal are probably the best people
to ask.


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