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Date:	Sat, 26 Jan 2008 10:58:58 +0200
From:	"Alon Bar-Lev" <>
To:	"Stephen Hemminger" <>
Subject: Re: iproute2 (addr flush) infinite loop when unprivileged users

On 1/26/08, Alon Bar-Lev <> wrote:
> On 1/26/08, Stephen Hemminger <> wrote:
> > The issue is that iproute is just blindly sending the deletes and
> > not asking for acknowledgment status. Here is a trivial patch to iproute
> > to fix that, but the problem is that it means it will slow down bulk removal.
> >
> > Maybe it should just check the first, or last delete to see if there are
> > errors?
> >
> > diff --git a/ip/iproute.c b/ip/iproute.c
> > index 7a885b0..b2ae879 100644
> > --- a/ip/iproute.c
> > +++ b/ip/iproute.c
> This should also be applied into ip/ipaddress.c, ip/ipneigh.c
> Or even make one common function?
> I don't quite understand how "fast" is good if not complete... But
> anyway... I will be happy to see this fix in next version... Maybe add
> --fast argument? :)
> Alon.

Pulled your latest git head. See some updates but not this one...
Just thought to report the following [new] build error:

gcc -Wl,-export-dynamic  ip.o ipaddress.o iproute.o iprule.o rtm_map.o
iptunnel.o ip6tunnel.o tunnel.o ipneigh.o ipntable.o iplink.o
ipmaddr.o ipmonitor.o ipmroute.o ipprefix.o ipxfrm.o xfrm_state.o
xfrm_policy.o xfrm_monitor.o iplink_vlan.o link_veth.o
../lib/libnetlink.a ../lib/libutil.a  -lresolv -L../lib -lnetlink
-lutil -ldl -o ip
iptunnel.o: In function `parse_args':
iptunnel.c:(.text+0x2f6): undefined reference to `__constant_htons'
iptunnel.c:(.text+0x434): undefined reference to `__constant_htons'
iptunnel.c:(.text+0x4c1): undefined reference to `__constant_htons'
iptunnel.c:(.text+0x4da): undefined reference to `__constant_htons'
iptunnel.c:(.text+0x51c): undefined reference to `__constant_htons'
iptunnel.o:iptunnel.c:(.text+0x535): more undefined references to
`__constant_htons' follow
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [ip] Error 1
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