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Date:	Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:27:41 -0400
From:	Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	michele@...syn.org, linux-sctp@...r.kernel.org,
	vyasevich@...il.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org, dborkman@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [net 1/2] sctp: add transport state in /proc/net/sctp/remaddr

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 06:55:45PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> From: Michele Baldessari <michele@...syn.org>
> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:48:40 +0200
> 
> > It is often quite helpful to be able to know the state of a transport
> > outside of the application itself (for troubleshooting purposes or for
> > monitoring purposes). Add it under /proc/net/sctp/remaddr.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Michele Baldessari <michele@...syn.org>
> 
> You can't change the layout of procfs files, applications parse
> these files and any modification can potentially break such tools.
> 
> Secondly, even if this change were acceptable, targetting this
> change at anything other than the net-next tree is not appropriate
> because it is a new feature.
> 

Agree on the net-next submission, though there is precident for extending this
procfile, as we've done it a few times in the past to this, and other files in
the sctp area (see commits f406c8b9693f2f71ef2caeb0b68521a7d22d00f0 and
58fbbed4fbc0094fc808a568fe99a915f85402ee)

Neil

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