[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH netifd] interface: warn if ip6hint is truncated

Hans Dedecker dedeckeh at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 02:50:39 EST 2019


On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 9:29 PM Uwe Kleine-König <uwe at kleine-koenig.org> wrote:
> On 11/29/19 8:50 PM, Hans Dedecker wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 7:11 PM Uwe Kleine-König <uwe at kleine-koenig.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> When for example a /60 is assigned to a network the last 4 bits of the
> >> ip6hint are unused. Emit a warning if any of these unused bits is set as
> >> it indicates that someone didn't understand how the hint is used. (As I
> >> did earlier today resulting in spending some time understanding the
> >> code.)
> > Patch applied with some minor tweaks
> > (https://git.openwrt.org/?p=project/netifd.git;a=commit;h=e45b1408284c05984b38a910a1f0a07d6c761397);
> The updated warning message is fine.
> > I added your SoB as this was missing in the patch
> I wonder what the significance of the SoB is given that a) it's not
> documented (at least in the netifd sources) and b) it seems to be ok to
> "fake" someone else's SoB and c) there are several commits in the newer
> history of netifd that don't have a SoB of either Author or Committer
> (or both).
For details why a SoB is required; see
If there're any commits in the netifd repo which don't have a SoB this
must rather stay an exception than becoming a general rule.

> Best regards
> Uwe

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