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Date:	Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:18:52 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	nhorman@...driver.com
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

From: Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:27:41 -0400

> 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)

Fair enough.
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