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Date:	Wed, 21 May 2014 10:35:17 -0700
From:	Cong Wang <cwang@...pensource.com>
To:	Milos Vyletel <milos.vyletel@...il.com>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
	James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
	Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>,
	"open list:NETWORKING [IPv4/..." <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [patch net-next] net: ipv6: trigger action when setting conf.all sysctls

On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Milos Vyletel <milos.vyletel@...il.com> wrote:
> As it is right now most of these tunables don't do anything - they don't
> set any interface specific settings to the desired value and they don't
> take precedence before device specific settings in most cases.
>
> Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt defines them to be:
> conf/all/*:
>         Change all the interface-specific settings.
>
> but that is not really the case.
>

I don't think it's a good idea, it enforces interface specific changes.

You need to mimic what IPv4 conf does (if it hasn't done yet), something
like below:

#define IN_DEV_MAXCONF(in_dev, attr) \
        (max(IPV4_DEVCONF_ALL(dev_net(in_dev->dev), attr), \
             IN_DEV_CONF_GET((in_dev), attr)))
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