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Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Posted May 3, 2007 20:19 UTC (Thu) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Parent article: Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

I don't get the hype about netlink. It's unrealiable compared to ioctls...


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Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Posted May 6, 2007 21:41 UTC (Sun) by zdzichu (subscriber, #17118) [Link]

Nice troll.

Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Posted May 6, 2007 22:06 UTC (Sun) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263) [Link]

Nice post. Instead of just calling me a troll you could have posted a pointer as to why netlink is preferred.

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).

Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Posted May 13, 2007 15:18 UTC (Sun) by muwlgr (guest, #35359) [Link]

In about 10 years, Linux may easily come to communicating everything via 9P :>


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