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Posted May 6, 2007 22:06 UTC (Sun) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
But first, here is the `man 7 netlink` excerpt, which is why I asked what's with netlink:
>Netlink is not a reliable protocol. It tries its best to deliver a message to its destination(s), but may drop messages when an out-of-memory condition or other error occurs. (For reliable transfer the sender can request an acknowledgement from the receiver by setting the NLM_F_ACK flag.)
And handling the extra ACK increases code complexity (it may get hidden in wrapper libraries like libnetlink though).
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