On 9/15/16, 9:48 AM, Patrick Ruddy wrote:
> Add RTM_NEWADDR and RTM_DELADDR netlink messages with family
> AF_UNSPEC to indicate interest in specific unicast and multicast
> hardware addresses. These messages are sent when addresses are
> added or deleted from the appropriate interface driver.
> Added AF_UNSPEC GETADDR function to allow the netlink notifications
> to be replayed to avoid loss of state due to application start
> ordering or restart.
> Signed-off-by: Patrick Ruddy <pru...@brocade.com>
RTM_NEWADDR and RTM_DELADDR are not used to add these entries to the kernel.
so, it seems a bit wrong to use RTM_NEWADDR and RTM_DELADDR to notify them to
userspace and also to request a special dump of these addresses.
This could just be a new nested netlink attribute in the existing link dump ?