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Date:   Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:53:00 -0400
From:   Jamal Hadi Salim <>
To:     Jiri Pirko <>, David Ahern <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v10 1/4] net netlink: Add new type NLA_FLAG_BITS

On 17-06-13 01:32 AM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 09:58:33PM CEST, wrote:
>> On 6/12/17 1:22 PM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>>>> 3. IMO since these are nla prefixes and new NLA type they should be in
>>>> uapi/linux/netlink.h
>>> Including NLA_* type enum? I think it is reasonable.
>> well, maybe not the NLA_BITFIELD. That enum is for policy validation
>> kernel side so not really part of the API.
> Yeah, now I see it. Agreed.

Jiri, you agreed to a name change? ;-> I want to have some of what
David A. ate yesterday.

I agree it is a good idea to have arbitrary size bitmask so we dont
run out of bit space but we need to restrict the max length possible.
I dont agree to using the netlink.h as the best location for this
but lets move on.
Do you or David A. want to take a crack at this?  I am a little tied


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