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Date:	Thu, 17 Jan 2008 00:49:00 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] Fixing SA/SP dumps on netlink/af_key

From: Timo_Teräs <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:11:17 +0200

> I thought my patch would qualify as "life support" bug fix.
> Currently racoon fails to work if there are too many SPDs or SAs
> because the kernel cannot handle the dump request properly. And this
> is what my patch fixes for pfkey. It adds no new features or
> functionality; just makes the dumping work with large databases.

Racoon should use netlink for reasons far and beyond the
problem you are trying to address.

The dumping behavior of AF_KEY is just horrific, as one of
several examples.

> Then there's also the xfrm dumping changes which change the
> algorithm from O(n^2) to O(n) with some memory overhead, but
> that is a different story. Any comments on that?

I have no general objections to those changes although I am
backlogged and thus have not studied them in detail.  Jamal
is having what appears to be a healthy dialogue with you about
the details so I'm not concerned much :)
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