On Thu, 2011-03-31 at 00:01 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote: > On Mar 30, Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > > For the IPv6 and LFS legacy release goals I think it would be best if we > > > > would welcome massive (automatic?) tests to find all of the outstanding > > > > issues and get them fixed finally! > > > I fear that the major outstanding issue is ifupdown, which basically > > > does not support non-trivial dual stacked configurations and needs a > > > serious redesign. > > > e.g. vlan/bridging if-*.d scripts are run for every AFI. > > I agree that ifupdown is broken, but how is this connected to the > > IPv6 goal? For IPv6 it is at least using iproute2 and not bad old > > ifconfig... > The problem is with all features implemented by external if-*.d scripts. Still don't see the specific connection to IPv6. > If e.g. a bridge is created by the first defined afi, the second script > will fail. And if it does not fail on up then everything will still > break on a down event, when the script run by the first AFI will destroy > the interface and ifupdown will be able to remove the IP address of the > second AFI. > Bugs were opened long ago, but there is no interest/manpower to fix > them (which is not surprising if you have ever looked at the ifupdown > source). Sadly I am already overcommitted. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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