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Date:	Sat, 26 Jan 2008 02:22:43 +0200
From:	"Alon Bar-Lev" <>
To:	"Stephen Hemminger" <>
Subject: Re: iproute2 (addr flush) infinite loop when unprivileged users

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? :)

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