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Date:   Mon, 2 Aug 2021 12:02:38 +0200
From:   Guillaume Nault <>
To:     Pali Rohár <>
Subject: Re: How to find out name or id of newly created interface

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 10:30:54PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> And now I would like to know, how to race-free find out interface name
> (or id) of this newly created interface?
> Response to RTM_NEWLINK/NLM_F_CREATE packet from kernel contains only
> buffer with struct nlmsgerr where is just error number (zero for
> success) without any additional information.

You'd normally pass the NLM_F_ECHO flag on the netlink request, so the
kernel would echo back a netlink message with all information about the
device it created.

Unfortunately, many netlink handlers don't implement this feature. And
it seems that RTM_NEWLINK is part of them (rtmsg_ifinfo_send() doesn't
provide the 'nlh' argument when it calls rtnl_notify()).

So the proper solution is to implement NLM_F_ECHO support for
RTM_NEWLINK messages (RTM_NEWROUTE is an example of netlink handler
that supports NLM_F_ECHO, see rtmsg_fib()).

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