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Date:	Tue, 25 Dec 2012 16:19:17 +0800
From:	Marek Lindner <>
Cc:	Pau Koning <>,,
	David Miller <>,
	Sven Eckelmann <>
Subject: Re: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH 1/7] batman-adv: Move soft-interface initialization to ndo_init

On Tuesday, December 25, 2012 07:18:37 Pau Koning wrote:
> >> What decision? I only see something about Patch 6 and Patch 7: Antonio
> >> Quartulli doesn't want rtnetlink support in batman-adv. I don't see
> >> any other statement about the rest of the patchset.
> > 
> > Quoting Antonio:
> > 
> > 
> > Anyway, I discussed about this together with the others and it seems
> > that a proper solution now is to wait before merging this patchset and
> > fix the current sysfs/rtnl_lock problem first. What do you think?
> > 
> > Adding a new API without fixing the current one doesn't sound like a good
> > move.
> > <<<
> > 
> > What isn't clear ?
> AFAIK patch 6 and 7 are the "new" rtnetlink API. The rest can be
> categorized as fixes for bugs and for the wrong way to implementation
> things.

After looking at the patches again, I'd say only patch1 & patch2 could be 
categorized as "fixes" while the remaining patches are preparation patches for 
the netlink stuff which is added in the last step. Whether patch1 & patch2 
actually fix problems batman-adv already has today or whether they are 
necessary once you use netlink is unclear to me. If they are unrelated to this 
patchset they'd be sent separately, wouldn't they ?

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