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Date:	Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:13:42 +0200
From:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
To:	Lorenzo Colitti <>
Cc:	Erik Kline <>, netdev <>,
	Ben Hutchings <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 net-next] net: ipv6: Add a sysctl to make
 optimistic addresses useful candidates

On Mi, 2014-10-22 at 20:50 +0900, Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:36 PM, Hannes Frederic Sowa
> <> wrote:
> > In the near future we also must introduce specific DAD events needed for
> > RFC7217 addresses (to count DAD progress and safe the information per
> > prefix in user space). I would prefer to keep the logic for RTM_NEWADDR
> > that the kernel will definitely allow the use of the address but
> > RTM_NEWADDR should be handled idempotent by user space.
> Duplicate RTM_NEWADDR notifications aren't a problem though, right?
> The current code send RTM_NEWADDR every time an RA increases the
> lifetime of an address, so I think it's reasonable to assume that apps
> have to be able to deal with it, because it's pretty frequent.

I don't think it is a serious problem (or a problem at all). I would
just try to reduce the number of notifications, that's all.


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