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Date:	Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:45:31 +0200
From:	Thomas Graf <>
To:	Jesse Gross <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,
	John Linville <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] tunnels: Don't require remote endpoint or ID during

On 10/16/15 at 04:36pm, Jesse Gross wrote:
> Before lightweight tunnels existed, it really didn't make sense to
> create a tunnel that was not fully specified, such as without a
> destination IP address - the resulting packets would go nowhere.
> However, with lightweight tunnels, the opposite is true - it doesn't
> make sense to require this information when it will be provided later
> on by the route. This loosens the requirements for this information.
> An alternative would be to allow the relaxed version only when
> COLLECT_METADATA is enabled. However, since there are several
> variations on this theme (such as NBMA tunnels in GRE), just dropping
> the restrictions seems the most consistent across tunnels and with
> the existing configuration.
> CC: John Linville <>
> Signed-off-by: Jesse Gross <>

I left it like it was for VXLAN with the thought that you had
specifically enable the metadata driven TX but I'm perfectly
fine with this as well.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Graf <>
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