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SubjectRe: [RFC v1 1/2] um: drivers: remove support for UML_NET_PCAP
On Fri, Dec 06, 2019 at 04:32:34PM -0800, Brendan Higgins wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 11:23 PM Anton Ivanov
> <> wrote:
> [...]
> > 1. There is a proposed patch for the build system to fix it.

So I just tried the patch you linked on the cover letter[1], and I am
still getting the build error described above:

arch/um/drivers/pcap_user.c:35:12: error: conflicting types for ‘pcap_open’
static int pcap_open(void *data)
In file included from /usr/include/pcap.h:43,
from arch/um/drivers/pcap_user.c:7:
/usr/include/pcap/pcap.h:859:18: note: previous declaration of ‘pcap_open’ was here
PCAP_API pcap_t *pcap_open(const char *source, int snaplen, int flags,

Looking at the patch, I wouldn't expect it to solve this problem.

Are there maybe different conflicting libpcap-dev libraries and I have
the wrong one? Or is this just still broken?

> > 2. We should be removing all old drivers and replacing them with the
> > vector ones.
> Hmm...does this mean you would entertain a patch removing all the
> non-vector UML network drivers? I would be happy to see VDE go as
> well.
> In any event, it sounds like I should probably drop this patch as it
> is currently.
> Thanks!


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