svn commit: trunk/uClibc/libc/inet

Bernhard Fischer at
Fri Jun 6 13:54:52 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 03:43:47PM +0200, Bernd Schmidt wrote:
> Bernhard Fischer wrote:
>> PS:
>> You know that i usually do not blindly rewrite stuff, but the resolver
>> code is really an ugly and bloated mess (and doesn't even work for
>> IPv6-only), but this time i think it would be saner to write this thing
>> from scratch and not try to beat it into shape.
> Surely this kind of thing is a solved problem - is the glibc code  
> something that we could adapt instead?  Or maybe one of the BSDs has  
> improvements?  No sense in reinventing the wheel.

Our current resolver is huge. As long as the new one is 20% smaller and
works with IPv6-only, i'd be happy in principle.

It would be far more important to pull libm from glibc, though. There
are people who seem to have esthetic trouble with the current libm.

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