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Date:	Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:37:31 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Pavel Emelyanov <>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	Fran├žois-Xavier Le Bail 
Subject: Re: [PATCH] iproute: Properly handle protocol level diag module

On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:32:00 +0400
Pavel Emelyanov <> wrote:

> When *_diag module is missing in the kernel, the ss tool should go
> ad read legacry /proc/* files.
> This is the case when all *_diag stuff is missing, but in case the
> inet_diag.ko is loaded, but (tcp|udp)_diag.ko is not, the ss tool
> doesn't notice this and produces empty output. The reason for that
> is -- error from the inet_diag module (which means, that e.g. the
> udp_diag is missing) is reported in the NLMSG_DONE message body.
> That said, we need to check the NLMSG_DONE's message return code
> and act respectively.
> Reported-by: Fran├žois-Xavier Le Bail <>
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelyanov <>

Silently ignoring the error seems wrong.
The fallback is good, but we should try and report the error so that
the user fixes the kernel config.
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