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Date:	Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:19:16 +0100
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Russell Stuart <>
	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH REPOST	1/2]	NET:	Accurate	packet	scheduling	for	ATM/ADSL

Russell Stuart wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 12:37 +0100, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>>>Or are you proposing tc behave differently on different
>>>kernel versions.  (I have no problem with that, but
>>>isn't it officially frowned upon?)
>>Yes. There is no way you can make this work on old kernels,
>>nobody expects that. The important part is that everything
>>continues to work as before and that both old and new iproute
>>binaries work properly on both old and new kernels (new
>>iproute on old kernels without STABs obviously).
> I thought that some degree of compatibility was 
> expected.  At the very least the newest version 
> of "tc" must work on _any_ kernel as least as 
> well as the version it replaces did.
> I also though newer kernels should work older
> version of iproute2, albeit without the features
> added in the newer versions.
> Are you saying this is not so?

No, thats exactly what I'm saying.
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