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Date:   Mon, 24 Aug 2020 10:54:50 -0600
From:   David Ahern <>
To:     Johannes Berg <>,
Cc:     Stephen Hemminger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] genl: ctrl: support dumping netlink policy

On 8/24/20 1:54 AM, Johannes Berg wrote:
> Arguably, pretty much all of the code here should go into libnetlink
> then, since the kernel facility was expressly written in a way that
> would allow dumping out arbitrary (not just generic netlink) policies,
> just needs wiring up in the appropriate netlink family (or perhaps some
> additional "policy netlink" family?)

good point.

> I can make that change, but I sort of assumed it'd be nicer to do that
> when someone else actually picked it up.

I think it would be better to put this into libnetlink from the start.

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