[PATCH] ipv6: create ra_mtu proc file to only record mtu in RA

David Ahern dsahern at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 21:20:03 PDT 2021

On 6/1/21 9:15 PM, Rocco Yue wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-06-01 at 18:38 -0600, David Ahern wrote:
> On 6/1/21 3:16 AM, Rocco Yue wrote:
>>> For this patch set, if RA message carries the mtu option,
>>> "proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/<iface>/ra_mtu" will be updated to the
>>> mtu value carried in the last RA message received, and ra_mtu
>>> is an independent proc file, which is not affected by the update
>>> of interface mtu value.
>> I am not a fan of more /proc/sys files.
>> You are adding it to devconf which is good. You can add another link
>> attribute, e.g., IFLA_RA_MTU, and have it returned on link queries.
>> Make sure the attribute can not be sent in a NEWLINK or SETLINK request;
>> it should be read-only for GETLINK.
> Thanks for your review and advice.
> Do you mean that I should keep the ra_mtu proc and add an another extra netlink msg?
> Or only use netlink msg instead of ra_mtu proc?
> I will do it.

I meant DEVCONF and notification to userspace was good, but using an
IFLA attribute and no proc/sys file is better.

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