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Re: [lwip-devel] netif->flags: u8_t -> u16_t ?

From: Sylvain Rochet
Subject: Re: [lwip-devel] netif->flags: u8_t -> u16_t ?
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 19:02:43 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello Ivan,

On Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 10:55:08AM -0700, Ivan Delamer wrote:
> Hi LwIP Developers,
> I'm trying to do some further work on IPv6.

Yeah! :)

> I'm finding that all 8 flags in the NETIF interface are taken. I'd
> have to expand the flags field to 16 bit.
> Should I do it conditionally (i.e. #if LWIP_IPV6 -> u16_t flags;),
> or do we think it's time to increase the size of this field for all
> configurations?

I don't think adding more ifdef for only one byte of memory is really 

Plus, we should already all use IPv6 nowadays, still considering IPv6 as 
a nice-to-have and not a must-have sounds wrong for me :)


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