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SubjectRe: RFC: ethernet links should remember routes the same as addresses

Christopher Friesen wrote:

> If the driver re-init is totally separate from the routing code, is there any
> real reason why shutting down the driver *should* remove all routes to that
> device? Maybe the simplest solution would be a new ioctl that would be a link
> *reset*...just down/up the link without affecting anything else....

What would want want the down/up to do? The reason I ask is that there is
an MII-DIAG option to reset the transceiver, if that's all you want to do.

If you want to remove/re-install the driver, then you have to clean up
all the links pointing to it (ie the routes associated with the
device), or you will have all kinds of nasty dangling pointers (logical
or otherwise) to clean up...



Ben Greear <> <Ben_Greear AT>
President of Candela Technologies Inc

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