[OpenWrt-Devel] Linux IP Virtual Server for OpenWrt trunk or github?

Mauro Mozzarelli mauro at ezplanet.net
Wed Mar 9 14:46:16 EST 2016

Hi Felix,

Thank you for your feedback.

What you are saying does make sense to me, but it makes sense also to keep ipvs
together with iptables as they are both part of netfilter, which is my preference.

I would like to hear some other opinions.


On Wed, March 9, 2016 12:00, Felix Fietkau wrote:

>> For this reason I believe it should be included in the core trunk OpenWrt.
> Not all packages on github are plain userland tools, there are kernel
> modules there and there are also packages without which the
> corresponding kernel functionality is useless (e.g. ipsec).
> The split of trunk vs packages is about who maintains the package, and
> in some cases also about the relative importance of the package as well.
> Packages in trunk are usually maintained by core developers, whereas
> packages on github are more of a community project.
> In OpenWrt, ipvs is a relatively exotic use case, so I believe that
> asking you to submit it to github instead of trunk is reasonable.
> The exception of course is the kernel module part, since it's just a
> small piece of metadata.
> - Felix
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