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Date:   Mon, 20 May 2019 12:24:26 +0200
From:   Phil Sutter <>
To:     Hangbin Liu <>
Cc:, David Ahern <>,
        Stephen Hemminger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH iproute2 net-next] ip: add a new parameter -Numeric


On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 03:56:48PM +0800, Hangbin Liu wrote:
> When calles rtnl_dsfield_n2a(), we get the dsfield name from
> /etc/iproute2/rt_dsfield. But different distribution may have
> different names. So add a new parameter '-Numeric' to only show
> the dsfield number.
> This parameter is only used for tos value at present. We could enable
> this for other fields if needed in the future.

Rationale is to ensure expected output irrespective of host
configuration, especially in test scripts. Concrete example motivating
this patch was net/ in kernel self-tests.

> Suggested-by: Phil Sutter <>
> Signed-off-by: Hangbin Liu <>

Acked-by: Phil Sutter <>

Thanks for doing this, Hangbin!


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