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* TODO: The lwIP source code makes some invalid assumptions on processor
word-length, storage sizes and alignment. See the mailing lists for
problems with exoteric architectures showing these problems.
Neat fixes are needed.
(STABLE-0_7 branch)
++ Bug fixes:
2004-04-23 Leon Woestenberg <>
* memp.c: Fixed cast in mem_malloc().
* sockets.c, tcp_in.c, udp.c: #ifdef SO_REUSE now #if SO_REUSE.
* dhcp.c: #if LWIP_DHCP fixed.
* etharp.c: Fixed the case where the packet that initiates the ARP request
is not queued, and gets lost. Fixed the case where the packets destination
address is already known; we now always queue the packet and perform an ARP
2004-03-23 Leon Woestenberg <>
* tcp.c: #ifdef SO_REUSE now #if SO_REUSE.
2004-03-11 Leon Woestenberg <>
* dhcp.c: Added missing #if LWIP_DHCP #endif pair.
++ Bug fixes:
* Fixed updating the ARP cache from a request pbuf that was recycled earlier for reply.
* Removed updating ARP cache using destination address (which is wrong for requests and
does not work for replies as those are unicast anyway).
++ Bug fixes:
* Fixed TCP bug for SYN_SENT to ESTABLISHED state transition.
* Fixed TCP bug in dequeueing of FIN from out of order segment queue.
* Fixed two possible NULL references in rare cases.
++ Bug fixes:
* Fixed DHCP which did not include the IP address in DECLINE messages.
++ Changes:
* etharp.c has been hauled over a bit.
++ Bug fixes:
* Fixed TCP bug induced by bad window resizing with unidirectional TCP traffic.
* Packets sent from ARP queue had invalid source hardware address.
++ Changes:
* Pass-by ARP requests do now update the cache.
++ New features:
* No longer dependent on ctype.h.
* New socket options.
* Raw IP pcb support.
++ Bug fixes:
* Some debug formatters and casts fixed.
* Numereous fixes in PPP.
++ Changes:
* pbuf_dechain() has been re-enabled.
* Mentioned the changed use of CVS branches in README.
++ Bug fixes:
* Fixed pool pbuf memory leak in pbuf_alloc().
Occured if not enough PBUF_POOL pbufs for a packet pbuf chain.
Reported by Savin Zlobec.
* PBUF_POOL chains had their tot_len field not set for non-first
pbufs. Fixed in pbuf_alloc().
++ New features:
* Added PPP stack contributed by Marc Boucher
++ Changes:
* Now drops short packets for ICMP/UDP/TCP protocols. More robust.
* ARP queueuing now queues the latest packet instead of the first.
This is the RFC recommended behaviour, but can be overridden in
++ Bugfixes:
* TCP has been fixed to deal with the new use of the pbuf->ref
* DHCP dhcp_inform() crash bug fixed.
++ Changes:
* Removed pbuf_pool_free_cache and pbuf_pool_alloc_cache. Also removed
pbuf_refresh(). This has sped up pbuf pool operations considerably.
Implemented by David Haas.
++ New features:
* The packet buffer implementation has been enhanced to support
zero-copy and copy-on-demand for packet buffers which have their
payloads in application-managed memory.
Implemented by David Haas.
Use PBUF_REF to make a pbuf refer to RAM. lwIP will use zero-copy
if an outgoing packet can be directly sent on the link, or perform
a copy-on-demand when necessary.
The application can safely assume the packet is sent, and the RAM
is available to the application directly after calling udp_send()
or similar function.
++ Bugfixes:
* ARP_QUEUEING should now correctly work for all cases, including
Implemented by Leon Woestenberg.
++ Changes:
* IP_ADDR_ANY is no longer a NULL pointer. Instead, it is a pointer
to a '' IP address.
* The packet buffer implementation is changed. The pbuf->ref counter
meaning has changed, and several pbuf functions have been
adapted accordingly.
* netif drivers have to be changed to set the hardware address length field
that must be initialized correctly by the driver (hint: 6 for Ethernet MAC).
See the contrib/ports/c16x cs8900 driver as a driver example.
* netif's have a dhcp field that must be initialized to NULL by the driver.
See the contrib/ports/c16x cs8900 driver as a driver example.
(0.5.x) This file has been unmaintained up to 0.6.1. All changes are
logged in CVS but have not been explained here.
(0.5.3) Changes since version 0.5.2
++ Bugfixes:
* memp_malloc(MEMP_API_MSG) could fail with multiple application
threads because it wasn't protected by semaphores.
++ Other changes:
* struct ip_addr now packed.
* The name of the time variable in arp.c has been changed to ctime
to avoid conflicts with the time() function.
(0.5.2) Changes since version 0.5.1
++ New features:
* A new TCP function, tcp_tmr(), now handles both TCP timers.
++ Bugfixes:
* A bug in tcp_parseopt() could cause the stack to hang because of a
malformed TCP option.
* The address of new connections in the accept() function in the BSD
socket library was not handled correctly.
* pbuf_dechain() did not update the ->tot_len field of the tail.
* Aborted TCP connections were not handled correctly in all
++ Other changes:
* All protocol header structs are now packed.
* The ->len field in the tcp_seg structure now counts the actual
amount of data, and does not add one for SYN and FIN segments.
(0.5.1) Changes since version 0.5.0
++ New features:
* Possible to run as a user process under Linux.
* Preliminary support for cross platform packed structs.
* ARP timer now implemented.
++ Bugfixes:
* TCP output queue length was badly initialized when opening
* TCP delayed ACKs were not sent correctly.
* Explicit initialization of BSS segment variables.
* read() in BSD socket library could drop data.
* Problems with memory alignment.
* Situations when all TCP buffers were used could lead to
* TCP MSS option wasn't parsed correctly.
* Problems with UDP checksum calculation.
* IP multicast address tests had endianess problems.
* ARP requests had wrong destination hardware address.
++ Other changes:
* struct eth_addr changed from u16_t[3] array to u8_t[6].
* A ->linkoutput() member was added to struct netif.
* TCP and UDP ->dest_* struct members where changed to ->remote_*.
* ntoh* macros are now null definitions for big endian CPUs.
(0.5.0) Changes since version 0.4.2
++ New features:
* Redesigned operating system emulation layer to make porting easier.
* Better control over TCP output buffers.
* Documenation added.
++ Bugfixes:
* Locking issues in buffer management.
* Bugfixes in the sequential API.
* IP forwarding could cause memory leakage. This has been fixed.
++ Other changes:
* Directory structure somewhat changed; the core/ tree has been
(0.4.2) Changes since version 0.4.1
++ New features:
* Experimental ARP implementation added.
* Skeleton Ethernet driver added.
* Experimental BSD socket API library added.
++ Bugfixes:
* In very intense situations, memory leakage could occur. This has
been fixed.
++ Other changes:
* Variables named "data" and "code" have been renamed in order to
avoid name conflicts in certain compilers.
* Variable++ have in appliciable cases been translated to ++variable
since some compilers generate better code in the latter case.
(0.4.1) Changes since version 0.4
++ New features:
* TCP: Connection attempts time out earlier than data
transmissions. Nagle algorithm implemented. Push flag set on the
last segment in a burst.
* UDP: experimental support for UDP-Lite extensions.
++ Bugfixes:
* TCP: out of order segments were in some cases handled incorrectly,
and this has now been fixed. Delayed acknowledgements was broken
in 0.4, has now been fixed. Binding to an address that is in use
now results in an error. Reset connections sometimes hung an
application; this has been fixed.
* Checksum calculation sometimes failed for chained pbufs with odd
lengths. This has been fixed.
* API: a lot of bug fixes in the API. The UDP API has been improved
and tested. Error reporting and handling has been
improved. Logical flaws and race conditions for incoming TCP
connections has been found and removed.
* Memory manager: alignment issues. Reallocating memory sometimes
failed, this has been fixed.
* Generic library: bcopy was flawed and has been fixed.
++ Other changes:
* API: all datatypes has been changed from generic ones such as
ints, to specified ones such as u16_t. Functions that return
errors now have the correct type (err_t).
* General: A lot of code cleaned up and debugging code removed. Many
portability issues have been fixed.
* The license was changed; the advertising clause was removed.
* C64 port added.
* Thanks: Huge thanks go to Dagan Galarneau, Horst Garnetzke, Petri
Kosunen, Mikael Caleres, and Frits Wilmink for reporting and
fixing bugs!
(0.4) Changes since version 0.3.1
* Memory management has been radically changed; instead of
allocating memory from a shared heap, memory for objects that are
rapidly allocated and deallocated is now kept in pools. Allocation
and deallocation from those memory pools is very fast. The shared
heap is still present but is used less frequently.
* The memory, memory pool, and packet buffer subsystems now support
4-, 2-, or 1-byte alignment.
* "Out of memory" situations are handled in a more robust way.
* Stack usage has been reduced.
* Easier configuration of lwIP parameters such as memory usage,
TTLs, statistics gathering, etc. All configuration parameters are
now kept in a single header file "lwipopts.h".
* The directory structure has been changed slightly so that all
architecture specific files are kept under the src/arch
* Error propagation has been improved, both in the protocol modules
and in the API.
* The code for the RTXC architecture has been implemented, tested
and put to use.
* Bugs have been found and corrected in the TCP, UDP, IP, API, and
the Internet checksum modules.
* Bugs related to porting between a 32-bit and a 16-bit architecture
have been found and corrected.
* The license has been changed slightly to conform more with the
original BSD license, including the advertisement clause.
(0.3.1) Changes since version 0.3
* Fix of a fatal bug in the buffer management. Pbufs with allocated
RAM never returned the RAM when the pbuf was deallocated.
* TCP congestion control, window updates and retransmissions did not
work correctly. This has now been fixed.
* Bugfixes in the API.
(0.3) Changes since version 0.2
* New and improved directory structure. All include files are now
kept in a dedicated include/ directory.
* The API now has proper error handling. A new function,
netconn_err(), now returns an error code for the connection in
case of errors.
* Improvements in the memory management subsystem. The system now
keeps a pointer to the lowest free memory block. A new function,
mem_malloc2() tries to allocate memory once, and if it fails tries
to free some memory and retry the allocation.
* Much testing has been done with limited memory
configurations. lwIP now does a better job when overloaded.
* Some bugfixes and improvements to the buffer (pbuf) subsystem.
* Many bugfixes in the TCP code:
- Fixed a bug in tcp_close().
- The TCP receive window was incorrectly closed when out of
sequence segments was received. This has been fixed.
- Connections are now timed-out of the FIN-WAIT-2 state.
- The initial congestion window could in some cases be too
large. This has been fixed.
- The retransmission queue could in some cases be screwed up. This
has been fixed.
- TCP RST flag now handled correctly.
- Out of sequence data was in some cases never delivered to the
application. This has been fixed.
- Retransmitted segments now contain the correct acknowledgment
number and advertised window.
- TCP retransmission timeout backoffs are not correctly computed
(ala BSD). After a number of retransmissions, TCP now gives up
the connection.
* TCP connections now are kept on three lists, one for active
connections, one for listening connections, and one for
connections that are in TIME-WAIT. This greatly speeds up the fast
timeout processing for sending delayed ACKs.
* TCP now provides proper feedback to the application when a
connection has been successfully set up.
* More comments have been added to the code. The code has also been
somewhat cleaned up.
(0.2) Initial public release.