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Date:	Sun, 11 Nov 2007 11:59:03 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	bugme-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org, rdenis@...phalempin.com
Subject: Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 9349] New: RTNLGRP_ND_USEROPT does not report
 ifindex

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 10:52:41 -0800 (PST) bugme-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org wrote:

> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9349
> 
>            Summary: RTNLGRP_ND_USEROPT does not report ifindex
>            Product: Networking
>            Version: 2.5
>      KernelVersion: 2.6.24-rc
>           Platform: All
>         OS/Version: Linux
>               Tree: Mainline
>             Status: NEW
>           Severity: normal
>           Priority: P1
>          Component: IPV6
>         AssignedTo: yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org
>         ReportedBy: rdenis@...phalempin.com
> 
> 
> Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: none
> Distribution: N/A
> Hardware Environment: any
> Software Environment: any
> Problem Description:
> The RTNLGRP_ND_USEROPT NetLink message introduced in 2.6.24 does not seem to
> include any information as to which netif the user options come from:
> 
> struct nduseroptmsg
> {
>         unsigned char   nduseropt_family;
>         unsigned char   nduseropt_pad1;
>         unsigned short  nduseropt_opts_len; /* Total length of options */
>         __u8            nduseropt_icmp_type;
>         __u8            nduseropt_icmp_code;
>         unsigned short  nduseropt_pad2;
>         /* Followed by one or more ND options */
> };
> 
> Considering this is meant to carry data that is heavily link-layer involved,
> this seems like a feature bug. Could an ifindex field be added there??
> 
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