[arch-general] [SPAM] [arch-dev-public] two patches for rc.d/network

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Wed Jul 16 06:12:03 EDT 2008

James Rayner wrote:
> 1)  0001-add-some-useful-error-messages-to-wireless-code.patch
> Makes the wireless code in rc.d/network output some useful errors and
> a tad more robust, rather than failing and giving no useful error at
> all.
> Not tested yet, I don't have an insecure or WEP network to try it on,
> and the family won't be impressed if I start messing with dd-wrt. I'll
> try tomorrow morning when they're sleeping.
> 2) 0002-Added-connection-state-info-to-rc.d-network.patch
> Makes rc.d/network create a file for an interface if it manages to
> connect. Useful for scripts.
> Also needs the directory /var/run/network/interfaces/ created in the
> initscripts PKGBUILD.

Scripts should use ifconfig or other networking tools that directly read from the kernel's configuration for network interface information. What if a user manually modifies his configuration without using the initscripts? Or does some advanced networking configuration in rc.local? The information in "/var/run/network" will not be correct.

I'm going to be blunt, it's a stupid idea.


> (patches are not dependent)
> Cheers,
> James

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