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Date:	Fri, 18 Jan 2008 08:34:48 +1100
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	Timo Teräs <timo.teras@....fi>
Cc:	jamal <hadi@...erus.ca>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] Fixing SA/SP dumps on netlink/af_key

On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 03:31:14PM +0200, Timo Teräs wrote:
> 
> I guess the idea was that application should know about the SAs it
> created. Though a SA dump needs to be done if you want to check
> for existing entries (created by other processes, or if you are
> recovering from a crash).

That's what SADB_GET is for.  In any case KMs cannot coexist so this
is pointless.  After a crash you should simply flush all states and
policies.

> SPD dumping is still a must if you want to work nicely with kernel.

No it isn't.  Look at how Openswan does it.  No dumping anywhere at all.

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