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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: compute a more reasonable default ip6_rt_max_size
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From: Arun Sharma <asharma@fb.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 17:08:59 -0700

> On 5/25/12 3:51 PM, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Arun Sharma<asharma@fb.com>
>> Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 15:22:54 -0700
>>
>>> On 5/25/12 1:47 PM, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 2012-05-25 at 13:15 -0700, Arun Sharma wrote:
>>>>> The algorithm is based on ipv4 and alloc_large_system_hash().
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Why is it needed at all ?
>>>>
>>>> IPv4 has a route cache with potentially millions of entries, not IPv6.
>>>
>>> With the default size of 4096 for the ipv6 routing table, entries can
>>> get garbage collected and hosts could lose their default route and
>>> therefore lose connectivity.
>>>
>>> We actually saw it happen.
>>
>> Under no circumstances should administrator configured ipv6 routes be
>> garbage collected, that is a bug.
>
> These were not admin configured routes. They were discovered via ipv6
> neighbor discovery.

Then such default routes should either be:

1) Passed over by GC

2) Trigger neighbour discovery when GC'd


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