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Date:	Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:17:12 -0600
From:	"Chris Friesen" <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: iproute2 showing wrong number of bytes on 64bit architectures.

David Miller wrote:

> It used unsigned long ages ago, and ifconfig gets the bits
> exported from /proc/net/dev output whereas we have to used
> fixed data types in whatever we use over netlink so u32
> was choosen.

It's rather ironic that the "new-and-improved" way of doing things is 
subject to rollover while the "old" way is not.

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