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Date:   Mon, 9 Mar 2020 07:04:37 -0700
From:   Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
To:     David Ahern <dsahern@...il.com>,
        Donald Sharp <sharpd@...ulusnetworks.com>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, dsahern@...nel.org,
        roopa@...ulusnetworks.com, sworley@...ulusnetworks.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ip link: Prevent duplication of table id for vrf tables



On 03/08/2020 07:22 PM, David Ahern wrote:
> On 3/7/20 1:59 PM, Donald Sharp wrote:
>> Creation of different vrf's with duplicate table id's creates
>> a situation where two different routing entities believe
>> they have exclusive access to a particular table.  This
>> leads to situations where different routing processes
>> clash for control of a route due to inadvertent table
>> id overlap.  Prevent end user from making this mistake
>> on accident.
>
> I get the pain, but it is a user management problem and ip is but one
> tool. I think at most ip warns the user about the table duplication; it
> can't fail the create.

You could default 'ip' to use the safe mode, and allow a --force option if
there is some reason why it should be allowed?

Thanks,
Ben

-- 
Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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