[PATCH] CYGWIN: Fix resolver debugging output
Mon Feb 1 19:02:15 GMT 2021
On Feb 1 15:46, Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] via Cygwin-patches wrote:
> > Except, the value has no meaning for ipv6.
> It'll print all 0's :-) But:
> minires does not make use of the _ext field. It does use the conventional nsaddr_list (which is IPv4),
> but only if Windows native DNS API is not used: "osquery"(aka use_os)=0.
> For debugging purposes, that is enough and very convenient (yet the output needed some tune-up, which I suggested in my patch).
> But for practical purposes, only Windows API should be used in regular applications (which is the default, anyways, since
> /etc/resolv.conf is not routinely provided, so "osquery=1" implicitly).
Yeah, I think so, too. Ideally we should have stripped out all code
providing non-Windows means (i. e., /etc/resolv.conf support) back when
this code was folded into Cygwin. It just doesn't make sense, at least
not by default.
> I'm not sure if improvements to use _ext by the minires own code would be any beneficial.
> Having said that, AAAA replies should be made understood by the minires-if-os shim code
> (and I can provide a patch for that, too).
That would be great!
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