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Subject[PATCH iproute2 0/2] fix "ip link show dev ..." for NICs with many VFs
Two of our customers recently encountered problems with processing of large
messages produced by kernel in response to "ip link show" for NICs with
many (120-128) virtual functions. While some of them have been already
addressed in recent versions of iproute2, some still persist.

Patch 1 adds check to handle the case when a message fits into the
buffer in rtnl_talk() but not into the buffer in iplink_get().

Patch 2 increases the buffer size in iplink_get() to suffice even for
NICs with 128 VFs.

Note: after applying patch 2, patch 1 seems useless as both buffers have
the same size so that the check cannot actually trigger. However, as we
cannot guarantee they will always stay the same, I believe the check
should still be added.

Michal Kubecek (2):
iplink: check for message truncation in iplink_get()
iplink: double the buffer size also in iplink_get()

ip/iplink.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


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