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Date:	Sun, 1 Jun 2008 05:16:52 -0700
From:	"Waskiewicz Jr, Peter P" <peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com>
To:	"Thomas Graf" <tgraf@...g.ch>
Cc:	<jeff@...zik.org>, <davem@...emloft.net>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH 1/3] [NET-NEXT]: Add DCB netlink interface definition

> There isn't much difference really, instead of using the 
> separate interface you could simply add a new link attribute 
> IFLA_DCB and issue a RTM_SETLINK/RTM_GETLINK and send the 
> same information in the same format. However, I agree with 
> you that a separate interface is better in this case as dcb 
> requests are not directly connected to other link changes at 
> all and the dcb message structure is pretty complex.
> 
> > 3. We wanted to use generic netlink, since that seems to be a more 
> > preferred method of netlink communication vs. rtnetlink.  
> And I don't 
> > know anything about the info API, so I can't comment on why 
> we didn't 
> > look at that for implementation.  Can you suggest something 
> for me to 
> > look at for the info API so I can see what that's all about?
> 
> A prominent user is the VLAN code in net/8021q/vlan_netlink.c
> 
> > Thanks Thomas.  Other than that, is there anything in the netlink 
> > interface that you would suggest to change?
> 
> Looks good from here, I didn't read it all line by line though.

Thanks Thomas for the review and comments.

Dave and Jeff, have you two taken a peek at this by chance?

Thanks,
-PJ Waskiewicz
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