[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] libnl: split into smaller libraries

Baptiste Jonglez baptiste at bitsofnetworks.org
Sun Oct 4 14:13:39 EDT 2015

On Sat, Oct 03, 2015 at 01:10:18PM +0200, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> > As far as I understood this, libnl-tiny is a drop-in replacement for
> > libnl-core.  Or is there a difference in functionality or API/ABI?
> libnl-tiny replaces the most commonly used parts of libnl-core + -genl.
> The API is a bit more limited, but compatible for most applications.
> The ABI is different, but that doesn't matter much.
> Any package that can easily work with libnl-tiny instead of libnl should
> be changed to make use of it, since libnl-tiny is usually part of the
> default package set.
> > Is it possible for instance to depend on libnl-tiny and libnl-route?
> > (instead of libnl-core and libnl-route)
> Mixing libnl based libraries with libnl-tiny does not work.

Thanks for the information.

I've drafted some documentation based on this, feel free to improve:


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