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Date:	Thu, 30 Aug 2007 20:59:39 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Rick Jones <>
Cc:	Linux Network Development list <>
Subject: Re: wither bounds checking for networking sysctls

On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 18:09:17 -0700
Rick Jones <> wrote:

> While messing about with "sysctl_tcp_rto_min" I went back and forth a 
> bit as to whether there should have been bounds checking (as did some of 
> the folks who did some internal review for me).  That leads to the 
> question - is it considered worthwhile to add a bit more bounds checking 
> to sundry networking sysctls?
> rick jones

IMHO As long as the any value from sysctl doesn't crash kernel, we
should let it go. Enforcing RFC policy or inter-dependencies seems
likes a useless exercise.
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