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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next iproute2] iplink: display rx nohandler stats
On Tue, 9 Feb 2016 18:51:35 -0500
Jarod Wilson <jarod@redhat.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 09, 2016 at 11:17:57AM -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > Support for the new rx_nohandler statistic.
> > This code is designed to handle the case where the kernel reported statistic
> > structure is smaller than the larger structure in later releases (and vice versa).
>
> This seems to work here, for the most part. However, if you are running a
> kernel with the new counter, and the counter happens to contain 0, aren't
> we going to not print anything?

That is the desirable outcome, since if run on older system the
output format will not change from current format.


> I've got a tweaked version here locally that gets a touch messy, where I
> get a count of members from RTA_DATA(IFLA_STATS{,64} / sizeof(__u{32,64}),
> pass that into the print functions, and key off that length for whether or
> not to print the extra members, so they'll show up even when 0, if they're
> supported. This does rely on strict ordering of the struct members, no
> reordering, no removals, etc., but I think everyone is already in favor of
> that. Looks like the same sort of length checks could be used for
> rx_compressed and tx_compressed as well, as I think they fall victim to
> the same issue of not printing if those counters are legitimately 0. Yes,
> it's a little uglier, and more brittle, but more accurate output.
>

I don't like the added complexity.

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