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Date:	Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:50:47 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RTNETLINK]: Add nested compat attribute

From: "Waskiewicz Jr, Peter P" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:14:37 -0700

> > This patch adds a new attribute type that can be used to 
> > replace non-nested attributes that contain structures by 
> > nested ones in a compatible way.
> > 
> > This can be used in cases like Peter's who is trying to 
> > extend sch_prio, which currently uses a fixed structure 
> > without any holes.
> > 
> > Switching to nested attributes makes sure that the next 
> > person won't run into the same problem.
> I've been using this patch and the IPROUTE2 patches Patrick has proposed
> with no issues.  Can someone else look at these patches when they have
> time?  I'd be interested in seeing them make it into 2.6.23.

I've just put Patrick's patch into the net-2.6.23 tree.
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