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Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Posted May 6, 2007 21:41 UTC (Sun) by zdzichu (subscriber, #17118)
In reply to: Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22 by jengelh
Parent article: Merged (and to be merged) for 2.6.22

Nice troll.


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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).


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