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Re: netlink drops messages.

To: jleu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: netlink drops messages.
From: kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 22:52:30 +0300 (MSK)
Cc: gleb@xxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20010116131456.E1299@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> from "James R. Leu" at Jan 16, 1 01:14:56 pm
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Hello!

> > If you will invent a way to reliably store N bytes having
> > storage of only 1 byte, you will make a revolution in technique. 8)
> 
> I'm not asking for the impossible.  Sequence numbers and/or client
> to server ACKs would solve the problem.

When you have finite memory, you have no room to remember information
about not acked data. 8)

rtnetlink implements the only known method of reliable delivery.
If you invented another one, please, explain it. 8)

Alexey

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