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SubjectRE: IP Acounting Idea for 2.5
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Jesse Pollard replies:
to Leif Sawyer who wrote:
>> Besides, what would be gained in making the counters RO, if
>> they were cleared every time the module was loaded/unloaded?
>
> 1. Knowlege that the module was reloaded.
> 2. Knowlege that the data being measured is correct
> 3. Having reliable measures
> 4. being able to derive valid statistics
> ....

Good. Now that we have valid objectives to reach, which of these
are NOT met by making the fixes entirely in userspace, say by
incorporating a wrapper script to ensure that no external applications
can flush the table counters?

They're still all met, right?

And we haven't had to fill the kernel with more cruft.

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