the agenda for the
The Linux networking developers held their roughly annual networking
minisummit on June 14 and 15 in Toronto. There will probably not
be a detailed report from the gathering, and no videotaping was done, but
there is still some information out there. Interested readers can start
, which includes the slides for almost all of the
presentations. Also worth a read is Ben
with notes from most of the talks:
World IPv6 Day seems to have mostly worked. However there are
still some gaps and silly bugs in IPv6 suport in both Linux kernel
(e.g. netfilter can't track DHCPv6 properly) and user-space
(e.g. ping6 doesn't restrict hostname lookup to IPv6 addresses).
David [Miller] wants to get rid of the IPv4 routing cache.
Removing the cache entirely seems to make route lookup take about
50% longer than it currently does for a cache hit, and much less
time than for a cache miss. It avoids some potential for denial of
service (forced cache misses) and generally simplifies routing.
All told, it looks like an interesting and productive gathering; if past
patterns hold, we will get a more thorough summary at the 2011 Kernel
Summit in October.
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