* [Q]About using Netlink socket and endian transition..
@ 2003-04-24 12:24 soyoung
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From: soyoung @ 2003-04-24 12:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hi, I have a question about netlink socket.
It can be a 'stupid' question, but I need help about it.
The question is :
"Does it matter to change endian in netlink socket communication?"
Usually there is no endian-transition code in netlink socket program,
but netlink socket is also 'socket', so I think when I want to use
netlink communication, I have to use endian transition, but no one did it! :)
I'm testing netlink socket for Traffic Control (TC) in MPC8250,
which is a Motorola PowerPC based CPU.
TC works good in normal Pentium-based PC,
but it doesn't look working very well on MPC8250 - Traffics cannot recognize
their own filters when running through the linux router.
So I wonder whether this problem is related to netlink endian transition.
Is there anybody who has tested netlink socket in PPC-based platform?
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