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Date:	Sat, 16 Jul 2016 20:20:09 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2] net: ipmr/ip6mr: add support for keeping
 an entry age

From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:28:27 +0300

> In preparation for hardware offloading of ipmr/ip6mr we need an
> interface that allows to check (and later update) the age of entries.
> Relying on stats alone can show activity but not actual age of the entry,
> furthermore when there're tens of thousands of entries a lot of the
> hardware implementations only support "hit" bits which are cleared on
> read to denote that the entry was active and shouldn't be aged out,
> these can then be naturally translated into age timestamp and will be
> compatible with the software forwarding age. Using a lastuse entry doesn't
> affect performance because the members in that cache line are written to
> along with the age.
> Since all new users are encouraged to use ipmr via netlink, this is
> exported via the RTA_EXPIRES attribute.
> Also do a minor local variable declaration style adjustment - arrange them
> longest to shortest.
> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
> CC: Roopa Prabhu <>
> CC: Shrijeet Mukherjee <>
> CC: Satish Ashok <>
> CC: Donald Sharp <>
> CC: David S. Miller <>
> CC: Alexey Kuznetsov <>
> CC: James Morris <>
> CC: Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <>
> CC: Patrick McHardy <>
> ---
> v2: Just reuse RTA_EXPIRES instead to minimize the attr size and simplify,
> others will be added when needed

Applied, thanks.

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