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Date:	Sat, 10 Mar 2007 14:55:39 +0100
From:	Frank van Maarseveen <>
To:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.19/2.6.20 BUG in inet_rtm_newaddr()/__inet_insert_ifa()

On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 04:19:17PM +0300, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 07:22:36PM +0100, Frank van Maarseveen ( wrote:
> > Ok that worked.. not as I expected. I don't understand the EINVAL and
> > "ip addr" shows no broadcast address for eth0 when a classless address is
> > added as the primary (and only) address like in the above example. That's
> > why I tried to set it manually in the second "ip" command.
> Because you might want not 
> ip addr add dev dummy0
> ip addr add broadcast dev dummy0
> but 
> ip addr add broadcast dev dummy0
> Magic of local/global adresses is hidden here.


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