[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH v2] net: Allow class-e address assignment via ifconfig ioctl

Sasha Levin sashal at kernel.org
Sun Feb 17 13:22:41 EST 2019

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 02:16:04PM +0100, Linus Walleij wrote:
>From: Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com>
>commit 65cab850f0eeaa9180bd2e10a231964f33743edf upstream.
>While most distributions long ago switched to the iproute2 suite
>of utilities, which allow class-e ( address assignment,
>distributions relying on busybox, toybox and other forms of
>ifconfig cannot assign class-e addresses without this kernel patch.
>While CIDR has been obsolete for 2 decades, and a survey of all the
>open source code in the world shows the IN_whatever macros are also
>obsolete... rather than obsolete CIDR from this ioctl entirely, this
>patch merely enables class-e assignment, sanely.
>Signed-off-by: Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com>
>Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
>Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org>

Is this really a fix? This isn't something that ever worked.

Either way, David Miller will need to sign off on this since he manages
net/ -stable patches.


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