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Date:	Thu, 24 May 2012 10:09:55 +0200
From:	Simon Wunderlich <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH 06/15] batman-adv: Distributed ARP Table
 - add snooping functions for ARP messages

Hey David,

thanks for your answer,

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 01:54:57AM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> From: Sven Eckelmann <>
> Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 07:34:12 +0200
> > _You_ were the person that declined the pull request because _you_ wanted to 
> > rewrite the ARP handling. So _you_ are the person that has the insight in 
> > _your_ plans. Either _you_ tell us what is _your_ problem with it or _you_ 
> > will have to point us to a person that knows _you_.
> If I say that you must not use ARP nor neighbour layer internals, it
> doesn't mean that I have to come up with the alternative
> implementation for you.

well, thats pretty much answers it. If we must not use ARP or neighbour
internals, even after your rewrite (?), we have to come up with an alternative
in any case (write our own backened).

We don't expect you to come up with an alternative implementation, but
as you are the one accepting the patches (or not) we need to know why
you decline something and what the problem is so we ca n work around
or improve.


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