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Date:	Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:49:22 +0200
From:	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:	Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, j.vosburgh@...il.com,
	vfalico@...il.com, andy@...yhouse.net, nikolay@...hat.com,
	dingtianhong@...wei.com, sfeldma@...ulusnetworks.com
Subject: Re: [patch net-next] bonding: create netlink event when bonding
 option is changed

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 02:18:28PM CEST, nhorman@...driver.com wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 04:02:12PM +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>> Userspace needs to be notified if one changes some option.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
>> ---
>>  drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c | 2 ++
>>  include/linux/netdevice.h          | 1 +
>>  2 files changed, 3 insertions(+)
>> 
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
>> index dc73463..d8dc17f 100644
>> --- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_options.c
>> @@ -625,6 +625,8 @@ int __bond_opt_set(struct bonding *bond,
>>  out:
>>  	if (ret)
>>  		bond_opt_error_interpret(bond, opt, ret, val);
>> +	else
>> +		call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_CHANGEINFODATA, bond->dev);
>>  
>>  	return ret;
>>  }
>> diff --git a/include/linux/netdevice.h b/include/linux/netdevice.h
>> index 967ddcc..44bc4bd 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
>> @@ -2017,6 +2017,7 @@ struct pcpu_sw_netstats {
>>  #define NETDEV_CHANGEUPPER	0x0015
>>  #define NETDEV_RESEND_IGMP	0x0016
>>  #define NETDEV_PRECHANGEMTU	0x0017 /* notify before mtu change happened */
>> +#define NETDEV_CHANGEINFODATA	0x0018
>>  
>Do you need to create a new netdev event here?  Seems like it might be more
>concise to reuse NETDEV_CHANGE and expand the netdev_notifier_change_info
>struct.

No, I would not like to do that. There are many notifiers processing
NETDEV_CHANGE now. Plus there is no limitation in adding event number.
Plus since this it not part of any api, it can be easily changed. I
prefer to add another event number.

>
>Neil
>
>>  int register_netdevice_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb);
>>  int unregister_netdevice_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb);
>> -- 
>> 1.9.3
>> 
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