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Date:	Wed, 12 Sep 2007 16:50:30 +0200
From:	Milan Kocian <>
To:	Thomas Graf <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] ipv6: corrects sended rtnetlink message

> > Now I ignore (RTM_DELLINK && ifi_family==AF_INET6) :-). But it's only workaround
> > till next change. 
> That's also correct, pure netdevice notification will always be sent
> with the ifi_family set to AF_UNSPEC.
It's essential property, I missed. Thanks.

> > Hard to find it. I can try to look at other routing sw (probably most using it)
> > about handling with RTM_DELLINK.
> > Howerer when was made change from RTM_NEWLINK to RTM_DELLINK without protests,
> > we can try remove message :-)
> I'd give the USAGI software tree a short peek, if there was a specific
> reason for adding this notification in the first place, the software is
> most probably found in that tree.

However I still think that this notitfication is redundant. I tried to look
at XORP, bird, USAGI , quagga and to see RTM_DELLINK handling. And imho
nobody depends on RTM_DELLINK message from ipv6.


Milan Kocian
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