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Date:   Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:55:51 +0200
From:   Nicolas Dichtel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ipsec v3 0/2] xfrm: fix uapi for the default policy

Le 15/09/2021 à 11:19, Antony Antony a écrit :
> Hi Nicolas,
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 16:46:32 +0200, Nicolas Dichtel wrote:
>> This feature has just been merged after the last release, thus it's still
>> time to fix the uapi.
>> As stated in the thread, the uapi is based on some magic values (from the
>> userland POV).
> I like your proposal to make uapi 3 different variables, instead of flags.
> This fix leave kernel internal representation as a flags in
> struct netns_xfrm
> 	u8 policy_default;
> I have a concern. If your patch is applied, the uapi and xfrm internal representations would be inconsistant. I think they should be the same in this case.
I agree.

> It would easier to follow the code path.
> On the other hand we should apply this uapi change ASAP, in 5.15 release cycle, to avoid ABI change.
I also agree.

> Could you also change xfrm policy_default to three variables?
Yes, I propose to send a follow up on ipsec-next once this series is applied.
The internal representation could be changed later, I prefer to keep this change
minimal for the ipsec tree.

Thank you,

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