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Re: mac.c

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: mac.c
Date: 2000-08-02 13:14:32
Message-ID: 200008021314.JAA01479@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> > > Any comments at all from anyone on my mail from Sunday Nite on
> > > making the macaddr_manuf function just return a
> > > masked MACADDR (I.E. set the low 3 bytes to 0x00) and how we
> > > do this in the code?
> > 
> > So macaddr_manuf() will be changed to return a mac address with the low
> > bytes set to zero? There is certainly a use for a function like this,
> > along with another function, say ismanuf() or same() or similar() or ??,
> > which takes two mac addresses and compares just the manufacturer's
> > fields. Why not call the "manufacturer's mask" function something like
> > manuf() or brand() or ?? rather than reusing macaddr_manuf() which would
> > become obsolete?
> Sure, I just don't want to make a mistake on coding it. I'm open.
> 
> Since macaddr_manuf() will not be up to date, I'd say lets make
> the new function macaddr_brand, and if someone wants to do the other
> two, fine.  I'd also doc the fact that macaddr_manuf() is deprecated, marked
> for deletion one or two releases down the line (since the table will
> no longer be updated, and is very much outdated). 

We can delete it in 7.1.  No reason to keep it around if the output is
invalid.

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