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Date:	Wed, 02 May 2007 15:57:10 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>
CC:, Pavel Emelianov <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Ben Greear <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	Linux Containers <>,
	Kirill Korotaev <>,
	Alexey Kuznetsov <>,,
	Stephen Hemminger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Virtual ethernet device (tunnel)

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> The consensus from the last thread was pretty much that we need
> to implement RTM_NEWLINK and RTM_DELLINK, if it is at all possible.

Yes, as I said, I can take care of this for 2.6.23.

> So that we can get code reuse between different virtual devices.
> Although I suspect we will need some per type attribute parsing.

Yes, we could use IFLA_PROTINFO, but since some devices (for example
bridging) already use a non-nested attribute for this when sending
notifications, its probably better to introduce a new attribute for
device specific stuff to keep things symetrical.

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