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Date:	Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:17:29 +1100
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To: (David Stevens)
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ICMP: ICMP_MIB_OUTMSGS increment duplicated

David Stevens <> wrote:
>        The patch was to support the ICMPMsgStats table. Since none of 
> certain
> types of output ICMP messages are generated by the kernel, but are 
> required
> by the RFC, counting raw sockets is intentional (and the only way those 
> types can be counted at all).
>        Raw UDP packets would not be counted either before or after the 
> patch,
> but aren't part of the ICMPMsgStats table. Adding those might be 
> worthwhile,
> but it isn't quite the hole that the ICMP out stats were, since there is a
> cooked interface for UDP output that counts the common use, at least.

Fair enough.  How about moving this code back into icmp.c and just
add a new count call in raw.c? The push pending function is used on
the UDP fast path so the leaner it is the better.

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