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    SubjectRE: [patch v1, kernel version 3.2.1] rtnetlink workaround around the skb buff size issue
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [] On Behalf Of Štefan Gula
    > Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 10:32 AM
    > To: Rose, Gregory V
    > Cc: David Miller;;
    > Subject: Re: [patch v1, kernel version 3.2.1] rtnetlink workaround around
    > the skb buff size issue
    > 2012/2/6 Rose, Gregory V <>:
    > > That is exactly my approach.  We currently have a *bug* in the kernel
    > that this patch is addressing.  The kernel is attempting to provide too
    > much information for the netlink interface to handle and it's breaking
    > things.  So what I want to do is fix the immediate problem while still
    > providing a way for folks to get the information they need.  I've
    > accomplished this by doing exactly what Dave asked me to do, provide a
    > filter that defaults to off and then provide a way for the user to request
    > discrete chunks of information in the dump that won't exceed the netlink
    > buffer limits.
    > >
    > > The patch is fairly unobtrusive and simple to understand.
    > >
    > > I appreciate that it doesn't do all that you'd like to see done and I
    > see no reason why you couldn't go on and develop the extended features
    > that you would like to see, correct?  There's nothing in my patch that
    > would prevent that so far as I can tell, although I'm not that familiar
    > with your requirements or proposals yet.
    > Greg, your patch is completely ok for filtering. I like that thing. I
    > am just stating that it doesn't eliminate every possible option that
    > can happen so I believe we should also have method for using cycles -
    > that's what my patch is doing. So I believe both approaches should be
    > applied.

    OK, good deal. I'll go ahead and finish up my kernel patch and the associated iproute2 patch.


    - Greg

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