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Date:   Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:20:07 +0100
From:   Linus Lüssing <>
To:     The list for a Better Approach To Mobile Ad-hoc
         Networking <>
Cc:, Jiri Pirko <>,
        David Bauer <>
Subject: Re: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH v2] batman-adv: Add multicast-to-unicast
 support for multiple targets

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 03:04:54PM +0100, Sven Eckelmann wrote:
> On Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:44:52 CET Linus Lüssing wrote:
> [...]
> > > No new sysfs config files.
> > 
> > Why? The bridge for instance does the same.
> - here the quote
> On Samstag, 29. Oktober 2016 12:33:01 CEST Jiri Pirko wrote:
> > I strongly believe it is a huge mistake to use sysfs for things like
> > this. This should be done via generic netlink api.
> We don't need to configuration interfaces - we only need the preferred one. If 
> this is sysfs for you guys then we should not have started with generic 
> netlink at all. And why wasn't this brought up now *after* the stuff was 
> merged by David. It isn't the first time that I've stated clearly that there 
> should be no new sysfs configuration files when we switch to genl.
> If it now preferred to have sysfs again for configuration then please discuss 
> it with the netdev folks and find out how the new generic netlink interface 
> can be removed again before the next release.
> Kind regards,
> 	Sven

Sorry, then this is all my misunderstanding. I have no issue with
removing the sysfs part from this patch (I liked sysfs for
prototyping/testing/scripting, but as we have all configuration
options available in batctl that works for me, too).

Thanks for the clarifications.

Regards, Linus

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