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Date:	Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:16:42 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	dgibson@...hat.com
Cc:	gregory.v.rose@...el.com, ben@...adent.org.uk,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, benve@...co.com, ssujith@...co.com,
	govindarajulu90@...il.com, neepatel@...co.com, nistrive@...co.com
Subject: Re: RFC: rtnetlink problems with Cisco enic and VFs

From: David Gibson <dgibson@...hat.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:12:03 +1000

> And therein lies the problem.  I don't even know what the IFLA_VF_PORTS
> info is for, but presumably something uses it.  If they stop receiving
> it, they can be expected to break horribly.

We did the same thing to VFINFO list.

All the users I could find already set the mask unconditionally
for all device dumps.

It's absolutely, positively, the only reasonable fix for this
problem.

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