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SubjectRe: 2.4.0 + iproute2
On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 02:55:28AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
>
> Andi Kleen writes:
> > In my opinion (rt)netlink would benefit a lot from introducing 5-10
> > new errnos and possibly a new socket option to get a string/number
> > with the exact error.
>
> Introducing 5-10 new errnos just for rtnetlink is a big waste when we
> already have socket extended errors which are perfect for this
> purpose.

Just makes the interface rather complicated for the user, but ok.

How would you pass the extended errors? As strings or as to be defined
new numbers? I would prefer strings, because the number namespace could
turn out to be as nasty to maintain as the current sysctl one.


-Andi
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